Nunofelting a dress

So today I finally got the guts to start withthe nunofelting dress project. I dreamt many nights about how Icould do it, but I nevertehless descided to make a trial dress for a doll first.

So I started with messuring the doll and making a resist with a schrunk factor of 1,5

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Covered the resist on botth sides with linen fabric and chiffonsilk  and layered 2 layers of wool upon it. Wetted everything down and started rolling . This is after it was finished, way too small for the babydoll, but I think a Barbie dooll will look great with it :)  

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And the other side of the new fabric:

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My daughter whom I wanted to felt a dress for said:” wow mummy that is a nice small dress!! “                                                 Me: “ I want to make something like this for your communionday”                                                                                                  Janna: “No Mummy I don’t want a felted dress. I want a dress made with fabric. “    (  :(       )                                                             Me: “uhhh? But felt is fabric…                                                                                                                                                                              Janna: No felt. 

 Hmmm dilemma for me….

Meg being helpfull: “Mummy but I would love to wear a dress like that!”

Kids :)

Enjoy your sunday!!

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9 Comments for Nunofelting a dress

Terriea | May 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

So pretty ! You’re successful. You’re so talented. Why Janna doesn’t like a felted dress? It’s gorgeous like a bride !

Nathalie | May 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Wow, it shrunk a lot! But the result is very pretty!
Kids, they never know how lucky they are ;)

riet baird | May 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

wow, ik denk dat mijn kleindochter een gat in de lucht had gesprongen met zo’n jurk, maar haar mama en ik wilden het niet, voor mij te veel werk,voor haar de regie uit handen geven haha. veel succes met de communiejurk:)

Mariana | May 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

isn’t 2 layers of wool too much for summer… poor Janna is gonna melt! I hope she turns around and wears it though…

red2white | May 22, 2011 at 7:09 pm

it is similar in our house, some just love felt, some don’t :)

Author comment by Kim | May 23, 2011 at 11:52 am

Janna and I came to an agreement, she will wear the dress I bought ( but she didn’t really love ) and I’ll make a nunofelted top/ layer over it which she can take off incase it is too warm. Now I only need to think of the new top to make :)

Angela | May 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm

The little dress is fabulous, what a shame your daughter doesn’t consider it ‘fabric’

Dawn Edwards | May 25, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Kim, love this small dress…Could you make the same in my size? ;-) ))) I’ll send you my measurements…Ha! Ha!

IngerMaaike | May 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

The barbie will be mighty pleased :-D
Sometimes kids do not like looking different, they want to be like everyone else .

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