For my latest creation I decided to call it ‘Sea Breeze’
The reason I called it Sea Breeze is the colours of the beautiful fabric and trims I used to create it. It all started with a scarf I bought which is the crinkle fabric I used for the overlay of the skirt part of the dress. The fabric reminded me of gentle breezes walking along the beach on a beautiful summers day.
Made to fit American Girl dolls & Australian Girl dolls
I have to admit I’m really happy with how this whole outfit turned out… it’s exactly what I had envisioned in my mind when I first picked up and bought that gorgeous scarf.
I not only made the dress but I also made the belt which can be worn as a headband and I made the little necklace too.
This is probably my favourite photo of this dress which I took down on the waterfront at Port Hedland as the sun was setting. My model is Julie my American Girl doll.
To me she looks like she’s the goddess of the ocean in this photo.
What do you think?
One of my friends on Facebook said this picture looks like it should be on the cover of a book… well I have to admit that made me smile and to be honest made me feel quite proud.
Practicing my photography skills
I’ve been trying improve on my photography skills a bit so as I can take better photos and although I still have sooooo much to learn I think I’m getting a bit better at it. I have a Canon DSL that”s actually meant to be my hubby’s camera but I figure I might as well use it as he’s almost always at work anyways LOL. The rules in my house are… What’s his is mine and what’s mine is mine’ and they’ve always been that way hahaha
This photo shoot was actually the very first time I’ve ever taken my dolls out in public. I did have a bit of an audience at one stage but I decided what the heck just do it and forget there’s even anyone else there. Some people probably thought I was nuts but hey… I can’t be the only nutter out there can I?
Here’s a few more photos I took
This one is of my doll Australian Girl doll Belle (Annabelle). I even put my old hairdressing skills to work and styled her hair for this photo shoot.
With all these skills I’m using does that mean I can say I’m a…
Fashion Designer, Jeweller, Photographer, Hairdresser, and Fashion Stylist?
The rate I’m going I’ll end up with letters after my name… having a giggle at that one
I can’t tell you the number of compliments I’ve had about this outfit from friends, followers and members of a couple of Facebook groups I’m in.
This one is another one of my favourite photos and it’s great for showing the details in the straps I made and the belt buckle I used and the little necklace I made to match. This photo I took in our little back yard the day before we headed off to the beach.
So there you go that’s my latest creation ‘Sea Breeze’
I’ve listed here in my Etsy shop but I’m not sure how I’m going to part with it though but at least I will always have the wonderful memories of making it and the fun I had doing my first photo shoot with my dolls out in public.
If you’re on Facebook you’ll find my new Facebook page Chris Lucas Designs here come and join me as I’m currently hosting a giveaway over there and you can choose between 2 different outfits that I’ll be drawing on the 30th June. I blogged about my Giveaway here if you’d like to find out more and to see what you could win