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!
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