Starting a new series of dolls based on the way someone described one of my dolls recently. 'Dark Elegance' were the words they used and it has always made me happy.The legs for this doll are made from river birch limbs. The gown needed a rigid frame, so I have mad a wire cage and shaped it so the gown will flow out to the side.
I dyed some 100% cotton gauze and stretched it over the frame. The fabric was then covered with fabric stiffener.I have made several pieces that I covered with the stiffener and scrunched up to make the ripple effect. With the steam iron I will be able to form these pieces into each other as they circle the body.