Now that she has a new frock, Juliet is not embarassed to turn around. I like this dress much better, mostly because it took me 10 minutes to sew but also because it's made from a super soft vintage sheet that I think is really dreamy and looks like something Juliet would don.
I was torn on her hair. I wanted to do a huge elaborated braided up do with lots of ribbons woven through. When i was searching ballet photos many of the ballerinas performing Juliet had hair like that. But the long, free flowing hair is so what I think of when I think of Juliet so I compromized with a braided crown with pink woven in.
I'm not working on these dolls for patterns, they're actually all the same pattern… Elise/Elsa Elf. I've been wanting to sell one of a kind dolls for always but never seem to have the time, and I'm perfectionist, and I can think of a thousand reasons not to, but I really do enjoy it so I'm plunging in! I've listed Juliet on ebay here.
I love having a character as inspiration. I want to continue on this theme and make another ballerina. I think a trip to library to brush up on my ballets is in order.