Learn how to make your own miniature paper doll fashions with this charming guide, which weaves together the tale of two spirited sisters and their dazzling wardrobe of vintage fashions.
Costume designer Lauren George offers playful interpretations of authentic historical dress in her story of Reo and Lucille, who abandon their conventional lives in 1880s Detroit to join the circus - the first in a series of daring adventures. Each step of the detailed instructions is accompanied by a colour photo that shows you how to create fabulous costumes for the pair as they travel across the country, working as entertainers aboard a Mississippi riverboat, celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans, performing with a Wild West show as well as at a New York City amusement park, exploring the Antarctic, joining a crew of stunt aviators, and ultimately returning to Detroit to help Harry Houdini expose fake spiritualists.
You don't need specialised skills for these projects - they are simple enough for beginners but sophisticated enough to intrigue experienced crafters. Each how-to section begins with a brief introduction that places the costumes in historical context and includes a materials list, photographic guide, and ideas for further research. You'll learn how to create workable templates, prepare pattern pieces, and embellish the dainty outfits with shoes, handbags, gloves, hats, and jewellery. Materials, consisting mostly of cut paper and flourishes of beads, lace, and ribbon, are inexpensive and easy to find. You'll find everything you need to join the sisters on their adventures - or invent your own! Plenty of helpful suggestions include tips for cultivating your own style and adapting the techniques you've learned to create original designs.
About the Author
Lauren George first became interested in creating miniature fashions after making a box of personalized items belonging to her grandparents, including family portraits, quilts, and her grandmother's wedding dress. Now she sells her miniature items on Etsy and teaches her craft through tutorials and classes.
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st April 2017
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0 x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.37