Part 5 - Behind the Neck and Clothing
BEHIND THE NECK
If you want a scarf, necklace or collar to go behind the neck, this is how to add it.
or a string of beads.
Here is how I used a scrap of fabric.
Place it behind the neck,
and fasten with a bead.
To make a coat with a collar,
fold the 'collar' and turn over
Turn in the raw edges.
(As you can see, there is no need to cut the scraps to shape. By turning in the raw edges you will get a bit of bulk and that adds to the 'padded stumpwork' look.)
Make a simple ruffed collar by gathering a strip of fabric.
I finally dressed this portrait like this:
I took a scrap of fabric in an odd shape,
I slipped a ribbon behind the neck.
Before doing anything else,
I finished the face by stitching down the neck and the chin to the background fabric,
and evened out her chin line. The lady got a facelift!
Then I stitched the sides and top of the 'dress'.
A smart way to decorate the clothes is to use embroidery stitches.
I selected the Basque Stitch
to make a fringed edge at the bottom.
The ribbon was fixed round the neck with a French Knot, and cut.
Next Up, Part 6 - Hairdressing. The lady has an appointment with the hairdresser's on Saturday. Until then, have fun with the clothes.