*Water Lily – Part 8 – Dress

Continues from Part 7

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Morezmore OOAK Doll #29
Scale: 1/6, Size: 11.5″ (29 cm)
Part 8: Dress

Tools and materials:
silk gauze
– Paverpol fabric hardener
mini scissors
disposable brushes
– lace
Fabritac glue
– needle and thread
flat mop brush

I am trying to figure out the dress. I used wet paper towels to help me decide on the style of the dress and the size of the pieces of silk I need to cut. Here she is – in wet paper towels.

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I read somewhere that scissors can be sharpened by cutting aluminum foil. Confirming – yes, this idea works great.

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Decided to try Paverpol. On the photo – silk, Paverpol (clear), water, stirring stick, brash.
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Silk out of Paverpol and on the next photo – squeezed the excess.

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Here is what it looks like.

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I decided that it will work, but the silk is too fine to use Paverpol full strength. Decided to dilute Paverpol with water 1:1
Also – change of mind regarding the style and bigger piece of silk.
Gathered silk on the thread for the skirt.

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Tied the paverpoled silk skirt to the waist.

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Style with wet brush. More smaller pieces of silk smoothed directly on the body. Paverpol works like glue, dries clear.
Diluted 1:1 Paverpol is much better for my purposes. Still the silk dried very stiff. I will try 1 part of paverpol with 2 parts of water next time.

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To be continued…

Thank you for watching!

3 comments on “*Water Lily – Part 8 – Dress

  1. I am totally thrilled!
    I am a professional award winner in delft, china painter; porcelain figurine lace draping; art in all mediums. Oil painting awards beginning at the age of fourteen. Most recently, contracted by BBC OF LONDON to build a life-size 3 year old, look-a-like, little girl for a documentary of her drowning in a raging waters creek, actually revived after being dead for 15 minutes with no brain damage whatsoever. When I was finished with her, the film director mistook her for the actual little girl. They were identical and they even weighed the same.
    Well, I have been looking for molds in order to do some more lace draping to no avail. And now I find you. The only problem is I’m close to the end of my life and don’t know if there’s enough time to learn it all. I have been trying to understand centimeters vs. inches. I have been considering purchasing a BJD Dolphie from China and also some eyes to make blinky eyes for a tiny 3 and one half inch french bisque doll made in the late eighteen hundreds. I can’t for the life of me figure what size eyes I need to purchase. I’ve got the wig figured out, but this millimeter stuff is driving me crazy. I have found from 4mm to 30mm, but which end is the smallest? Also, how much of an investment would it take to make a doll about the size of your Water Lilly?
    Last of all, I have worked in the movie business for 20 years. We should do a professional video you can sell…. Excuse me…. A series of them. Equipment, supplies, and a few professional folks, but I know I could help you save money getting it done. Thank you for your reply.


    • Thank you very much for your kind message. Glad to be of help.
      The easiest way to figure out the size of the eyes that you need is to measure the eye socket of the doll. If you don’t have the millimeter ruler, just measure it in inches and convert. Here is the conversion tool from inches to mm: https://www.google.com/search?q=inches+to+mm&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

      I will consider the movie, maybe later, right now I have a lot on my plate already 🙂 Thank you for your kind offer.


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