Julie is so happy her clothes are finally ready!
I remember when she had trouble choosing her hair colour but everything else has been an easy choice for her. She is full of life, and just can't wait for Spring weather!
We tried to go outside for her photo shoot but being typical Upstate New York weather it was very grey and dreary. I was going to put it off for another day but Julie was just too excited and I didn't want to disappoint her. My husband was very sweet and let me take over the kitchen and turn it into a photo studio. With the white walls and three windows it seemed like the best place. I grabbed some extra lights and we were ready to go.
Julie is 18" tall and is made from a double thick organic cotton interlock and sewn with 100% cotton thread which I use for both the doll and her clothes. She is stuffed full of eco wool from happy wandering sheep with no yucky chemicals.
Her waist length hair is made from an Ultra Alpaca yarn that I first crochet into a wig cap and then hand sew each individual strand to the cap.
Her features are hand embroidered with cotton embroidery floss and her cheeks are blushed with bees wax.
She is wearing a sleeveless dress with a full skirt and a peter pan collar. I found(correction, my daughter found) this beautiful Japanese floral print cotton at a local fabric store.( I like to purchase my fabrics and yarns from local, independently owned shops). It is fastened in back with two buttons and hand smocked at the waistline.
Here is a close up of the smocking.
Julie is modeling her sweater which I knit from a Worsted Merino Superwash yarn. I crocheted her Mary Janes and headband to match.
The headband ties in the back and can also be used to put her hair in a pony tail.
She is also wearing a pair of white cotton bloomers with a little blue bow.
I used a pair of vintage buttons to fasten her shoes, and a matching one in a slightly larger size for her sweater.
Julie is looking forward to finding her forever home. She has been a delight to make and has lots of love to share.
She will be available for adoption through my etsy shop tomorrow morning 3/26 at 9:00 am eastern standard time♥