Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sidetracked by a skirt!

Some of you might remember me mentioning dabbling with doll making on my last post. I showed my first attempt with the devil doll. Well, while working on my teapots and luminarias
I needed a little change of pace so I started a new doll. A skeleton doll I thought, simple enough.
Then I started playing with clothes patterns and settled on a Gothic 1890's clothing that I could have some fun with. Of course that meant a bustle so I tackled that feat with some minot adjustments.
On I went with the jacket, that's were the trouble started. I knew I was in trouble when I started dreaming about simplifying the pleating, seams, ruffles etc.
I worked out most of the kinks but still along way to goes! I was planning on starting the skirt and said, " wait a minute I gotta get back to my painting. It's been a two day detour!"
So back to the brush for awhile and the skirt goes on the back burner for now, but keep a look out she may return at any moment.


Halloween Fanatic said...

Jorge-YOU ROCK!!! I just love her!!
Robert :)

Chicken Lips said...

OMG! Jorge, this is gonna really be something special!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

For many years, I did costumes for the theatre...I know exactly how easy it is to get sidetracked and work on small details for hours and sometimes days.

But, so far, you've done a really amazing job. Are you sewing that costume, or hot gluing it? Did you draft the pattern, or is it a published pattern you're following?

I can't wait to see her as you do more work on her ... she's going to be a knock out.

And now you've got me all twitchy to start Day of the Dead stuff!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

WOW, Jorge, she's looks amazing already! I can't wait 'til she's "back on the front burner" !!!

Brandi McKenna said... are blowing my mind! I am amazed by this piece....I am in love with your work. I hope you will keep us posted on its progress and let us know how or if you plan to sell it!! I love the bustle and pointy shoes!!!
Happy creating....

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

"If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now.....)
~Led Zeppelin~

Wow! What an awesome bustle Jorge! I can't wait to see her finished! She's gonna be awesome!

Enchanted Blessings,

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Oh my gosh! This piece is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see.

Jorge de Rojas said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments and encouragement. They are much appreciated.
Tristan I am sewing it, the pattern is adjusted from a costume book.

William Bezek said...

I went through that precise nightmare last year...good luck!

Johanna Parker said...

I am in awe of you seamsters!..... Sculpting and painting is enough for my brain ~ wish I could go there, but it's too scary...

Can't wait to see your finished skelly chick!
Good luck Jorge....

~ Johanna

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Oh sew too?!!!!! Eek gads man, what can't you do? Looking good and I can't wait to see you finish this piece. Looking great!!

HopHopJingleBoo said...

that skirt is going to look fabulous..have enjoyed viewing your work and added you to my bloglist..

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Oh my, I came by to thank you for coming by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. THEN...I find out you are working on this amazing piece. That is going to be something special! No doubt about it. This is what I love about your work Jorge, you are always challenging yourself to do more. I especially love those shoes on her. Can't wait to see the finished work!