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Yvette - All About Costuming class

Yvette - All about Costuming with Edwina Sutherland

We all have a fabric stash and this class is your chance to put those delicious fabrics to work!

If creating a doll with period costuming is intimidating, this is the class for you!

Everything you need to create Yvette is included in the class, broken down step by step and fully illustrated with photos. In this class you will learn how to build the 16" cloth doll, face sculpting and painting, costuming and base design. There?s even a bonus page on turning tiny fingers!

The pattern is fully detailed, with three hand styles to choose from. This doll is fully dressed from the inside out and we will cover every article of clothing in detail, including a corset. The lessons will follow the order in which I create my dolls and I?ll share my favourite tips along the way.

Work at your own pace and have all your questions answered along the way. Students are encouraged to share photos of their work in progress.

  • Lesson One begins with building the doll?s body and limbs. Learn to stuff and shape the torso, wire and shape the hands and even create toes for the bare foot look. I will show you how to make the doll stand by itself beautifully.

  • Lesson Two is all about the head and face. Learn needle sculpting and detailed face colouring, including teeth, and even adding ears.

  • Lesson Three has us assembling the doll with an articulated head and creating her fabulous shoes. The costuming is fully detailed with options for head coverings and a clever way to wig a doll of this era. The creation of a base finishes off the class.

    Class is ongoing, always available.