I've started on a new WITCH doll for Halloween. I wanted to do something "grand" -- not a bunch of assembly-line dolls like all the Ghost dolls I just finished.
So, I've decided on an elegant 18th cent. Witch doll. I'm going to send it to Houston for the big Quilt show at the end of Oct. for Pamela's "Treasures of the Gypsy" challenge.
(To find out more about the "Treasures of the Gypsy" challenge, go here.)
She's going to be about 25 inches tall, after I get her hair done.
Here are some work-in-progress photos:
Here's the basic body (made of doe-suede, of course), with the stockings, shoes, and pantaloons. Those two funny "saddle bags" on her hips are her hip pads to help hold her skirt up on the sides. Women in the 18th century would wear hip pads, or a hoop skirt called "panniers" (which is a French word literately meaning "buckets", because it was shaped like two buckets on the hips).
Okay, time to put on the over-skirt! Stay tuned for more photos!