Dior – Rose France

Rose France Dior evening gown

Rose France Dior evening gown

One of the gowns I loved from the Dior exhibit at the Glenbow Museum was the Rose France evening gown from the Fall/Winter 1947 Corolle line. It’s made of silk satin.

The shaping of the bodice drape is lucious – though the hip gathers don’t do much for me…

Rose France Dior evening gown

Rose France Dior evening gown

I found the strange pleat or seam at the hem very odd – was this original? Did the owner put it in? It seems like a very odd place to hem the dress, and very odd to have just one pleat if it was a design feature.

The Dior gown room

The Dior gown room

The gown was one of many in a room dedicated to gowns.

Rose France Dior evening gown

Rose France Dior evening gown

The back of the gown was particularly intriguing to me – those large buttons, and the contrasting skirt…

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Making Miniatures – two-shelf side table

Both of the side tables I made for my doll-collecting friend.

Both of the side tables I made for my doll-collecting friend.

My recent posts have been about miniature furniture that I’ve made for my doll-collecting friend. (Don’t worry, this isn’t a secret project! I’m not ruining a surprise by posting here!)

I saw these really cute two-shelf tables on Pinterest (looking at all the miniatures has started to fill up my Pinterest feed with more minis…) from 1 inch minis by Kris, and decided to make some myself. While she does offer a pattern, it wasn’t in a laser-cutter friendly format, so I re-drafted it in Adobe Illustrator, making a shelf, legs, base, and top. Continue reading

Making Miniatures – triangle shelf

Small triangular shelf for my friend's doll display

Small triangular shelf for my friend’s doll display

 

Over the past few weeks I’ve showed off some little miniature furniture I made for my doll-collecting friend, for her to use in her doll display dioramas. When I was made with the items I’d designed and drafted, I had some wooden pieces left over, and decided to make a few more small things, including this triangle-shaped stand.

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