Tuesday, March 2, 2010


The bride is getting dressed. My thought for the figure is a contemporary bride wearing her great-grandmother’s wedding dress. A wonderful period in gowns was the 1950’s and this dress will be a style similar to the often-copied Grace Kelly wedding gown. What style and sophistication Grace Kelly showed. I may change my mind, I have time, but I think the 50’s is it. I need to decide. Today you see her in her hose, lace petite-pants, and garter. (I love it when I hear her panties called French knickers.) My intention was finish the corset with this picture, but it made more sense to make the garter and then the shoes and then the slip and corset. Today, I have given her a bed jacket or dressing jacket for modesty’s sake. You can make this, too, with La Petite Belle Pattern 2004. (After all, you saw her being born and in the buff already.)

I am thinking of doing an inexpensive pattern of instructions for her this portion of her dressing. Her hosiery is made of silk veiling, her “French knickers” of antique lace and her garter is of silk ribbon. (Yes, there is a seam up the back of her hose.) I thought of doing a garter belt, but I decided against it. Frankly, I think they are uncomfortable. They make a sexy picture but the wearing is a different story. My bride is taking the conservative comfortable way; after all, she will be dressed this way for a very long time.

More to come! Kathi


DollZandThingZ said...

How pretty and feminine! Such wonderful detail! This is so much fun watching you create her clothes and her persona. I love your comment about her comfort--since "she will be dressed this way for a very long time."

Diane Costanza Studio said...

Wow, she's coming out just beautifully. Can't wait ti see her finished.


Heather Cutting-Rayl said...

Oh! she is so pretty! I love the lace panties and bedjacket!
I made black stockings for Bella using real stockings and a very tiny stitch at 1/4 inch. Worked beatifully! I tried white and had the same result, I am very pleased.

Ascension said...

Que maravilla!!!!!, me he quedado de piedra.....esta genial.
besitos ascension

Pattyjo said...

I think is gorgeous! Just breathtaking! I would love to know how to be as creative as you are! your underwear on her and the shoes and stockings are beautiful! You are doing a wonderful job. I am looking forward to seeing the finished product so much.