part dress for 16" doll (Tyler Wentworth, Brenda Starr).|
Great help for me was the study of this costume by Shards of Narsil
I don't claim that this doll is Dormé - no, this is my non-customized
Sydney Chase by Tonner, modelling Dormé's outfit.
- The light grey undergown has stiffened bell-shaped skirt,
short sleeves and special, 5-part stand-up collar.The bodice and the skirt of
the dress are lined.
- Charcoal grey coat reminded me "art nouveau" or late
victorian fashion - leg o'mutton sleeves, wide collar, cone-shaped skirt - so I
looked for period fashion plates and patterns. The back part is
shaped with princess seams, the shoulder seams are replaced to the back, the
front pieces haven't any breast darts. The "body" of the coat
is stiffened with interlining.
Pleated, two-part sleeves are not shaped like nowaday sleeves (i. e.
straight}, but are turned to the forward from the elbow.
The coat closes in front with a painted, decorative buckle; 2 small snaps are hidden under the collar.
- The most decorative part of the costume is the unusual shawl collar, which falls to the half-tigh, where makes little "pockets" at the bottom.
The collar is stitched to the coat with a few stitches. All the coat is lined in a