Thursday, September 2, 2021


 Hi all,

Wow, it's been a few months since my last post. I got really busy with my Halloween order this year. I took 2 months off this summer to travel to Santa Fe where I worked in the SF Opera costume shop, making hats for this season.

And, here are the last Halloween dolls I made for this year -- More Ghosts! 

(I'm thinking of making this doll into a pattern)

I made 3 new "Dearly Departed" dolls to sell at Roger's Garden this year. Their Halloween event has just opened, so if you're near Corona Del Mar in California, go check it out.

I make a few of these dolls every year, and somehow, they always end up getting finished after everything else is done.

The dresses for these Ghosts are mostly "improvisational". I make them up as I go. I don't use patterns (I do have some basic sleeve patterns, though). Mostly, I just start pinning fabric to the doll and start sewing.

I have a large bag of bits of white lace, trim, and beaded pieces I attach here and there -- again, no plan.

Okay, I'm off to make something new for my Halloween Yard!

Have fun! AB


Zia Joey said...

I love your ghost dolls and yes please on the pattern, what fun!

Arley said...

Thanks Zia!

Jeanmarie said...

Amazing work Arley.

Nancy C. said...

They are wonderful! And, YES, please do make the pattern.

Unknown said...

Yes yes yes please a pattern