Monica is no longer naked. She is all done!
This is a GPA design. I got the half doll when I was at Williamsburg last December. It was rather pricey as it is made in Italy. She has some delicate parts. The roses in her hair:
Her hands are very delicate too.
So to justify the cost, I just had to finish her. She joins her sisters in Curio#2. It seems like I have to learn all over again the best way to finish these half dolls every time. I wasn't happy with how the last doll turned out. Her skirt just didn't hang like I wanted. So I tried not gathering the skirt and apron together. Doing them separately worked better. It is always hard to pull the gathers tight enough around some very small waists. I tried folding over the top and sewing a placket but that didn't work. So I took it out and tried again. Better. I wish I had wider silk ribbon to fold over the gathers of the apron. But I just went with what I had in stash. This is actually leftover ribbon from the last doll. Okay, so she isn't perfect but she is done.
I went walking in much warmer weather this morning. It is going to be a glorious day. If everything goes well, I will have another finish to show you tomorrow!