Thursday, 17 November 2011

ADO Quarterly Challenge - Goth

I've just started on my submission for the ADO Quarterly Challenge. The theme is "GOTH".

I'm planning to make a "Christmas Goth" and I've started by making some rough sketches:

First of all I printed out a photograph of one of my dolls and then outlined it in felt tip pen to use as a 'pattern' to design the costume, a bit like a paper dress-up doll except I didn't cut it out:

I placed it beneath the next page of my sketch book and traced the outline for the first sketch.

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I have a piece of net fabric with metallic christmas motifs - I've been looking for a chance to use it. That's the cross hatched bits with red and green dots on the sketches. In some of the pictures I've shaded it purple so it shows up against the black. In this one, the body,face and arms will be white fabric and the legs black. In each case, they would wear my favourite boots, suitably embellished. The skirt lining would be either purple or red.

Here's the back view:

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The centre panel for the skirt here is appliqued black net with a silver stripe. This version would have a white face, with a black body, arms and legs.

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In this sketch, the skirt is black net with a silver stripe. I think I would line the net with red, rather than the purple in the sketch. This version would have a white face and body, with black arms and legs.

Now I just have to choose which one to make and how to further embellish it!
Maybe I will make them all!

1 comment:

Sewn Seabee said...

I like the last one best. I can see the ruffles with small chains instead of hems, what about small small washers around the dots?
Can't wait to see finish!