Well, I finally did it. After several months of combing eBay and the This Is Blytheforum, I finally broke down and bought myself a Blythe doll. I decided early on that I wanted a redhead without bangs. At first I was just going to get a Petite, but there aren't nearly as many clothes patterns for the petites, and I want the eye color changing anyway. The finalists were: Birdie Blue, Powwow Poncho, French Trench, and, the one I ended up with, the new Ashton Drake Galleries reproduction of one of the original dolls. The warnings are that you can never have just one, and if I do get another it will be French Trench. The ADG hair is more appealing, though, and she's a little bit cheaper since she doesn't ship from Asia.
I already made her a dress and a coat, and I'm almost done with a sweater. The dress is from the ever-so-generous Oriettacat's pattern library. Look for the simple dress pattern. I think I may have printed it out at the wrong scale because it was really hard to get it on, and it looks more like a minidress.
The coat is also from Oriettacat, but in another library. Look for the duffel coat pattern. This one didn't have directions, and it was harder to put together. I'm still not sure I did it right. It's made of felt and fastened with an earring. I think I'm going to add some other decoration to it. We'll see.
I'm still working on how best to photograph her. :/
I am so jealous! I wish the little ones had color-changing eyes. I really like the clothes you made! Maybe the polka-dotted one could be her jammies?
comment by go-fish Sunday January 16th, 2005 02:09 AM
whoa, that's a whole world I know nothing about!
comment by caitlin Sunday January 16th, 2005 08:45 AM
Blythe, hmmm? Those dolls remind me of an artist named Keene who did paintings of children with big eyes. My sisters were big into him in the late 60's/early70's. As for dolls on a whole, I have picked up different doll magazines from time to time, and am amazed by all the lovely and creative work that goes into making various types of dolls.