Friday, April 6, 2012
Back in February Target put the Disney Fairies gift pack on sale. I had been searching for Iridessa for months but could never find her packaged individually so I figured for $35 I would get a $12 doll that I really wanted plus five outfits at less than $5 each. Deal!
The Disney fairies and their fashions have been growing on me for some time. I had already acquired Vidia to serve as a lingerie model in “The Cold shoulder.” Here she models a red satin gown with a bubble skirt:
Like most fashions aimed at children, the color palettes of these ensembles are often noxious to adult collectors. This gown had a garish purple bow and shoulder straps. I replaced them with black ribbons which coordinate better with the ladybug spots on the gown’s bodice.
I also altered Iridessa’s sunflower suit. An earlier version of Iridessa wore a yellow top and petal skirt. Subsequently the ensemble changed to Capri pants with a petal overskirt. I hated the pants and hesitated too long to buy the doll which is why I was only able to find her bundled with all the other fairies. Once I had acquired the doll and re-styled her hair in a crown of braids, I cut the Capri pants down to culottes so that the petal skirt is breezy and feminine but modest.
After Christmas I found a number of Disney Fairy fashions on sale at Wal-Mart. Rosetta was the original owner of the ladybug gown, but it clashed badly with her flaming red hair. This pale green bodice and skirt set suits her much better.
As the star character, Tinkerbelle gets the most interesting fashions but I couldn’t stand her brassy blond hair. It looked like a very bad dye job and didn’t complement her complexion at all so I made her a short cropped wig in a lighter shade of blonde. She looks very sophisticated in Silvermist’s slinky blue sheath.
Tomboy Fawn spends her days training unicorn colts.
She finds Tinkerbelle’s leaf green tunic very practical for such work.
But Iridessa is hosting a tea party this afternoon so Fawn has donned a party frock with layers of pink tulle for the occasion.
Fawn feeds her trusty steed some sugar lumps,
and then sets off
Along the way she passes Tinkerbelle who has stopped to dance with a field of daisies.
This flower fashion was also on sale at Wal-Mart after Christmas.
Meanwhile, Silvermist was still dawdling by the creek.
The tutorial for this week is “Bagel Brunch.”