The leotard is straightforward - I made it from a white t-shirt overlaid with the filigree gold fabric I'd previously used for the tribute outfits to Torvill and Dean for the larger Gotz dolls. The shoulders are fastened at the back with mother-of-pearl buttons. The tutu is stitched to the leotard and is made from several layers of tulle, overlaid with tulle with gold flecks in it, and petals of the filigree, topped by a gold ribbon waistband.
I had previously bought the Sasha sized skates for Susie, my Palitoy, however it looks like Laura has claimed them for her own.
All the dolls who have skating outfits came downstairs to watch the 2013 season of 'Dancing on Ice', and much to my family's delight Beth Tweddle, the Olympic gymnast, won the series.
|Jakob and Laura in the gold skating outfits|
|close up of the tutu|
In response to the previous post it was suggested that the felt baby could be made as a plaything for Sasha children. Before the baby went to its new home, Laura held it. I think the baby needs to be a bit smaller to fit the scale for Sasha dolls (the baby is 7 1/2" high). I plan to experiment with a scaled down version, though might have to simplify the pattern even more.
|Laura holds the auction baby|