I'm still working on my new, improved "OPERA DOLL". Here are some WIPs:
Here's the body pinned together:
And, here she is with shoes and underwear:
Of course, lots of silver braid is added to everything, And, I added a big drop-earring to the bottom edge of her breast-plate -- just for fun!
Her little wrist cuffs are made of felt and braid.
So, moving on to the head. I had made several prototypes of heads, both for the original doll, and for this. Some, I finished, some I didn't:
I'm also trying to add a large "double chin" under the mouth. To make the the jaw and chin area larger, I added two small darts at the bottom of the jaw.
I chose the last head on the right.
She still needs her eyelashes.
Notice you don't see her neck? That's on purpose. I stitched her head directly to her torso. (She has a neck - it's just inside the head.)
I've researched singers and I noticed you don't see their necks when they have a large double-chin. Also, when you open your mouth that large, your neck almost disappears.
She still needs her wig and horned-helmet, her cape, and spear!