The only thing traditional about this bride is her "something old" gloves, that were made from my mom's wedding veil. My doll club sponsored a bride doll challenge to honor June brides throughout the world. Patti Culea's "Elysia" pattern provided the perfect body to show off a bridal gown! Thanks, Patti, for allowing us to use your pattern in our challenge.
I was inspired by a pair of blue stilletos in a bride magazine and they provided the inspiration for the rest of the gown, made of white and hand dyed silk charmeuse. The bust is hand beaded, as are the appliques. She carries a bird of paradise crafted of clay, and her necklace is made of Swarovski crystals. She floats down the aisle on a cloud of silk gauze.
She was so much fun to make. I plan to do an international version soon!
Appliques are hand beaded.
Blue polymer clay stilletos inspired the design of the gown.