|Travel Dolls' Original Outfits|
Following this, we took a ten day sojourn to the red canyons and sandstone cliffs of Utah. While it rained half the time, it snowed in the higher elevations and was a thrill to hike through. To me, this is one of the prettiest places on earth. And, during those rainy days, I got a lot of reading done.
|Top and Skirt Combination with Middy|
Upon returning, I continued work on some mix and match pieces that were requested to compliment the Travel Doll costuming on the Lawton Travel Dolls. As you know, earlier I'd made an outfit for the boy to compliment the red and black of the girl's costume. Requested was a middy top to go over the boy's onsie pants combination that goes under the brown middy. And, a black silk skirt the girl could wear with the brown top, for a matching set. A bow for her hair and a long sash to belt the skirt for a different look were also on the list.
|With a Black Silk Tie|
I also redid the look of the hat from the boy's outfit. I removed the gold ribbon around the band of the hat, and also removed the button sewn ribbon that decorated it. I made, by hand, a small wool yarn pom-pom and centered in the top of the hat. A jaunty look for either the boy or girl
|And, a Large Hair Bow|
Well, that wasn't quite enough I suppose. It seemed the black skirt needed a top separate from the brown middy it was intended for. So I spruced up the look of the coat set by adding a red silk chemise to under it. This brightened the look with a holiday appeal, but can be used for other skirts and tops as well.
|The Combination Piece|
It was good for me to create the coat pattern since I want to make one up in pink velveteen for my Mignonette doll. I'll probably do this for the holidays. I also purchased some beautiful toffee brown velveteen that would look splendid in a boy's suit for Sterling.
|Black Silk Skirt with Red Silk Chemise|
Time passes all too quickly and there's only so much I can do in a day. However, let's enjoy what we do have for our dolls, and all the good we have in our lives. I will not let autumn pass me by without a good hike through the leaves and some star gazing on those chilly black nights.
At least the Travel Dolls have plenty of options to take them through their happy days together.
Miss E. Mouse
|And, a Pom-Pom On Top!|
|Boy's Onsie with Middy|
|For the Holidays|
|The Back and Bonnet|
|Winter is Coming!|