Cocktail Dresses with Ruching

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This beautiful sent of cocktail dresses was meant to show off ruching which I have been practicing. I love the combination of the apple green and the strawberry pink, but also wanted to have a more sedate color scheme for the less adventurous among the Dictionary Girls. I am pleased with how both dresses came out, but I sometimes admire the work of other paper doll artists and know I need more practice.

Lately, I have been very impressed by Siyi Lin an artist from Taiwan, I think. Her work is beautiful and often featured in Haute Doll Magazine. She has both a webpage and a Picasa album which I confess to staring at for far too long. I love her colors and her drape and her faces. I think her paper dolls are done with vectors and that is something I really want to learn how to do. Someday, I’ll have the time to take a class on vector drawing. Yes… I’ll fit that in between my classes, work and job hunting. Not any time soon, I fear, but someday.

But I’m really inspired by her paper dolls of Ann Estelle and Betsy Mccall and I wonder about doing a child paper doll. I’ve played around with them in the past. It would certainly be a paper doll of a doll rather then a real child.

But this brings up a deeper more complicated issue of what should I do with paper dolls that aren’t part of my standard series, and I don’t have an answer. I don’t like the Gallery, but I don’t know what to do with the content I have there and the Short Run dolls were fine, but I haven’t used them in a while. I need to somehow consolidate the paper dolls that are not part of a series under a sort of umbrella category somehow… What do people like more? A gallery approach or something else? Does anyone, but me care? Possibly not.

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5 Responses to Cocktail Dresses with Ruching

  1. B says:

    Still loving the dolls! :)
    (btw, Vee’s Paper Dolls is a dead link; site isn’t there anymore)

  2. Dee says:

    All the girls, but one, are ready for the holiday parties. Love the dresses!

  3. Corissia says:

    The Picasa album, you’ve linked to is actually maintained by a PD artist friend of mine who lives in Estonia. She’s a big fan of Siyi Lin herself, but only the Making of Paper Dolls is maintained by Siyi.

  4. Corissia says:

    Her work is gorgeous. The only downside I’ve seen is that they tend to get printed back to back in Haute Doll, so cutting them out is not a possibility. Great job on the ruching.

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