Howdy...so when I last left you I was working on a cowgirl hat for an 18" American Girl doll. I have given up on making my own and broke down and bought a tan one from ebay that I will customize. The patterns I was using just were not working out no matter what I did to them. Some times you have to know when something is beyond your talents and abilities.
Needless to say that put me in a funk for a couple of days. Today I
decided to set Applejack aside and decided to work on one of the other characters.
She's a cutie! I found the perfect pattern for her top and set to working on it this morning. I will be honest, I was having a hard time getting into this commission, but Twilight Sparkles' outfit just seemed to flow together, so I am feeling more motivated.
Not counting the breaks and FB game playing I did, the top only took a couple of hours and the puffed sleeves actually went together really easily. (I am not a fan of sleeves! LOL)
I made a little bow that goes at the neckline which I adore!
The last piece I finished today was the pleated skirt. I went pretty simple here and just hemmed a long rectangle of the deep purple cotton. Then I figured out where I wanted my pleats, pinned and ironed them in place. Sewed a couple of hems (shortened the skirt a couple of times to get the look I wanted) and then it was all done.
The skirt will get a hand painted 'Cutie Mark' tomorrow. I will be making hand painted leg warmers as well to go atop some premade black flats.Oh and the top will get a couple of buttons down the front as well!
Hopefully tomorrow I will have this outfit finished and move on to either Pinkie Pie or head back to Apple Jack!