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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Princess Kate in Malaysia - A Paper Doll




I've been wanting to make a paper doll of Princess Kate for ages - when I saw photos of her taken recently in Malaysia I could not resist any longer.  These dresses combine two of my favourite combinations of fabric - white organza or lace over a sky blue background and a shimmering ballgown fit for any princess.


Princess Kate Paper Doll




My son was unimpressed when he saw the finished version of my doll.  I'm afraid portraiture is not one of my strong points.  I'm also usually in too much of a hurry to get on to the actual dresses as they are what I am primarily interested in!





Princess Kate Paper Doll Sketch


I don't know what started my love affair of sheer white on blue, but every time I see something made with this combination of colours and fabrics I get a little thrill of recognition.  I think this blue dress is one of the nicest I have seen for a long time.  I love the soft feminine material and the lovely floaty hemline.  These dresses look beautiful on Princess Kate - she has a wonderful slim figure, gorgeous legs and a tanned healthy glow that sets a dress like this off to perfection. 


Princess Kate in Malaysia - Blue Dress


Princess Kate in Malaysia - Blue Dress Sketch

Blue Dress - Detail of Sleeve


The ballgown also caught my eye because it is an updated version of a dress that captured my imagination many years ago when I was a child.  Once again the material and the floaty style are absolutely perfect.    


Princess Kate in Malaysia - Ballgown

Princess Kate in Malaysia - Ballgown Sketch


When I saw this dress I thought immediately of this wonderful opulent creation worn by Elizabeth of Bavaria in 1865.  I can remember that when I saw this painting for the first time couldn't take my eyes off it - I had never seen such a magnificent fairytale princess.  Kate achieves a similar result in a gown that has been cleverly updated for the current generation.




Other paper dolls I have made:




A Paper Doll of My Own













A Paper Doll of My Own - Homage to Embleton












Morgana - From the BBC's Merlin












Guinevere - Seasons 1 to 4












Guinevere - Season 5






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7 comments:

DMS said...

How fun! The dresses are beautiful and I am glad that you were able to make the paper dolls at last! I have never thought to make them- but I loved playing with them growing up and it is always interesting to see the clothes!
~Jess

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sharon,

Wow, these dresses are fantastic! You sure can sketch beautifully.

Barbara said...

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Kate look as nice as she did in the blue and white dress. I hope the high street produces lots of copies for next spring/summer. I may be a bit ‘long in the tooth', but I will have one anyway!
Thank you for sharing the picture of the ball gown, I missed that one but think it’s absolutely beautiful.
Your pictures are (as always) amazing, and I enjoyed re-reading some of your earlier posts.

Pk Hrezo said...

Wow you are so talented. How fun to create those dresses. Man, how amazing would it be to get to wear those beautiful gowns. Of course, having Princess Kate's figure wouldn't hurt either. lol

Joleene Naylor said...

oh I love her and that dark blue is gorgeous!

Donna Yates said...

She does have such a beautiful wardrobe, but then she's very lovely. You've done an exceptional job with these.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your new Duchess Kate paperdoll! You did such a wonderful job on the dresses. The fabric her ballgown is made of really does look like the same fabric as Elizabeth of Bavarira's dress! You have a great eye!
I don't know if you are aware, but your paperdolls have started to show up on Pinterest boards. Not sure how you feel about that, as I don't see a link to pinterest here on your blog.

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