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Oz Shoes and Dresses!

16 May

DARQ: I’m so excited!  I get to model my new Oz shoes and the dresses they go with!  (Click on the pictures to enlarge the views)

Darq-OZ 5-2013 Oz shoes hemJust look at my “glitzy-bling Oz shoes!”

Oz glitz-bling shoes closeupCatherine hand set every gemstone one at a time (okay, so they are glass gemstones), and

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Yes, I’m ignoring Catherine grumbling something about hand-stitching the dress’s hem, which is just under two yards because of what she calls “a train.” And yes, that’s my braids all ribbon-tied together. I have to say, though, that this “Evenora” dress makes me feel glamorously wicked-wicked!

And the hat — Don’t forget my spectacular hat!

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Now look close, at my hand.  I’m holding a “Harry Potter Wand.”  Catherine says not all witches use wands, but I insisted on one and I do so like this wand because it glitters.  So I’m off to see the Wizard of Oz and that means following the yellow-brick road to Emerald City . . . see ya!

CATHERINE:  Hey, Darq, wait a second.  Don’t forget that Evenora showed her true colors–the black of an evil witch. So, put on that black outfit and wow your fans.

DARQ dons the black outfit:  Aren’t I devilishly, sexy in black?

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DARQ grabs her skirt, lifting it, and skips off singing: I’m off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz . . .

This second pair of shoes matches the hatband of Darq's "Evenora Green Dress."

This second pair of shoes matches the hatband of Darq’s “Evenora Green Dress.”

   A Note from Catherine:  To those that sew, you know it’s not easy making doll clothes, even for a doll 18.5 inches tall like Darq.  The black dress was the prototype for the green dress.  The black dress was made from satin and velveteen (some having zebra striping) that were in my “scraps bag.”  (A sewer rarely throws away any fabric scrap or leftover that could be used for some small project!)  Anyway, the silver-dot netting overlay that covers the black dress’s bodice also goes from side-seam to side-seam, and so the front skirt panel is not covered.  The green dress is a sparkly satin with everything but the sleeves and center front panel having an organza overlay that is also silver-dotted.  If anyone noticed, the same pattern was used to make the Mother’s Day dress, circa 1800’s, that was posted a few days ago for Mother’s Day. As to the hats, I used one black witch-hat with two different hatbands, one for the green dress and one for the black. Feathers dot the hat along with a few rounds of a silken yarn that give the illusion of feathers.  A stole loops about Darq’s neck and under her arms to also give the illusion of feathers on her shoulders.

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2 responses to “Oz Shoes and Dresses!

  1. fatherdragon

    May 16, 2013 at 3:24 AM

    My goodness, Catherine! My jaw has dropped in absolute awe. It must have taken you ages to do those shoes. Everything is very nice and classy. You make Darq look dashing, hahaha. Excellent job!

     
  2. Catherine McLean

    May 16, 2013 at 3:37 AM

    CATHERINE: Wow, I just posted the pictures and here you are commenting. Thank you! And, yes, the glitzy-bling shoes took a lot of time–fast-drying glue isn’t all that fast-drying! LOL

    DARQ: Dashing? Men–and you, Father Dragon–are dashing. Then again, you think I look “classy?” I like that. I like that a lot!!

     

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