Licca for 'Tiny Feet' magazine: The Rose Princess (1)
To continue the 'Dreamy Fairytales' theme of the second issue of Tiny Feet, I decided to turn my Liccas into princesses, princes or known fairytale characters. Here is the Rose Princess, a charming and romantic-looking Licca wearing another dress I've made just for her Tiny Feet presentation. Her surroundings are a bit "shabby chic"/country style and there are little roses on the skirt part of her dress, hence the "Rose" in her name. She is the most lady-like of princesses.
I'm still a total noob at sewing doll clothes in general because the last time I've made them was back in 2004 or so for ball-joint dolls and it's been several years since my beginner's sewing class, too. Hence the many mistakes on the dress. ^^;; Fortunately, I've learnt much by working on the clothes, so if all goes well I can avoid doing the same errors in the future. Practice, practice! I already know how to improve the bodice and which fabrics don't work that well for sleeves! ^^;
The sleeves were actually from a different piece I was working on before but discarded because I mucked up the dress 75% in. But the sleeves were fine (based on Leo's pattern from Doll Coordinate Recipe #9) and I didn't want to just throw them away with the dress, so I did a little Frankensteining and put them on this dress instead. Saved me quite a bit of time (everything takes ages when you're a begnner LOLZ). They're only a little gathered in the shoulder area and the fabric's got some stiffness to it, so they don't drape gracefully or anything. >.< But I enjoyed doing the details on them which was the main reason for saving them for the Rose Princess dress.
I played around with different doll clothing patterns till I got a combination of pieces I wanted. I love wide collars and pintucks on bodices and pretty much anywhere on a piece, so there's 11 pintucks here overall. Yay, pintucks!
The tiny blue and pink beads are part of the necklace I've made and I thought they'd look cute with the dress because they kind of looks like buttons.