Friday, May 23, 2014

WIP

My weather witch has her legs and knickers. Her body is also done but I'll show you that at a later time.




I have this really interesting and helpful device that belonged to my mum. It's called a Tailor Board manufactured by June Tailor, Inc. It's a pressing board for facings and collars and such.


My mum had it for years but I never bothered to use it. I now realize that it's perfect for doll making. They were/are quite pricy but if you ever get a chance to pick one up at a garage sale you won't regret it. So handy for pressing all those awkward seams.



I know she doesn't need knickers because no one will see them but I like the idea. One of my favourite witches is Nanny Ogg from the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett.

I love Nanny and her knickers.....LOL

Take care:)

13 comments:

Dolores said...

She looks intriguing. I look forward to seeing the whole witch. That pressing aid sure does look useful.

Judys Fabrications said...

Oh wow..what an interesting and Very Useful device!! So handy for dollmakers.
Of course she has to have knickers!! What girl worth her salt wouldn't be wearing her drawers!!hehe.
Can't wait to see the rest of her.
judyt x

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Your project seems to be moving along quite well and you have my interest going. Love those legs!

I've never tried a tailor's board. Looks like it would be very useful....I'll keep my eyes open for one now.

Never heard of Nanny Ogg....where in the world have I been? My curiosity is stirred...now I'll have to look her up.

Susan said...

Hi Mary Ann I have just come across your blog through my friend Lins blog, Wow what a find. Your dolls are amazing Im in doll envy. Looking forward to seeing the storm witch finished. Good luck with the challenge. :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I knew I liked you, but the fact that you're a Pratchett fan has increased my admiration! We are all avid readers of his books in our family and it is my ambition to grow into Nanny Ogg-hood as I age! Her knickers are legendary...Twang, twong!!
We also love the Nac Mac Feegle....och crivens......
Hugs. LLJ xxxx

Romona said...

She really is looking witchy....;o)))

Hindustanka said...

I like her legs :)hehe. Actually when I just saw I thought that thay belonged to a witch.
I am glad you found that device handy for your dolls clothing :)

Jan Conwell said...

I love Nanny Ogg too. :~) Can't wait to see your finished Witchy lady.

Jo Ferguson said...

Even if you don't actually see the knickers, they'll make a difference in the way the clothing fits. It's the small details that really make a doll, come to life. I have a fondness for witches and her legs are adorable. If I have to wait to see the body....I will, but hopefully you'll not leave us waiting too long.

Sheryl S. said...

Definitely needs underwear, poor girl! Waiting with interest the next step.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Can't wait to see the finished doll

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oooh, you are teasing us, I can't wait to see the rest of her! Lovely knickers and those legs are fabulous. And even if her knickers aren't seen, you will know they are there and the thought of 'Nanny and her knickers' will make you smile every time :O)

JennyPennyPoppy said...

She looks great so far. Just wonderful legs and knickers and platform she's on too.