Alternative Colour Scheme for Swanhilda Ballet Costume.

As a doll costume designer and creator, I always offer my work in alternative colour schemes to suit individual customers’ own tastes.

Recently I was asked to do just this when a long-standing customer asked if she could order my Swanhilda ballet costume in a red and white colour scheme. (The original costume was made in shades of deep pink, pink floral and ivory). Since this was not a problem as far as fabrics were concerned I was more than happy to oblige and here is the result.

I was pleased with this colour scheme as I felt it gave a lovely fresh and clean image, just a pretty as the pink scheme.

New Colour Scheme for Swanhilda Ballet Costume.

New Firebird Ballet Costume for 16 inch Dolls.

Here is my new updated design on the Firebird ballet costume for 16 inch fashion dolls, modelled on Tonner’s NYCB ballerina doll.

I have cut each tutu frill in uneven points to give a more ‘feathery’ and flame-like appearance. The tutu frills are then echoed at the top of the bodice.

I also redesigned the head dress to reflect the design changes in the tutu.

New Firebird Ballet Costume Design for 16 inch Fashion Dolls.

Limited Edition Miniature Ballerina Doll.

From 'The Dancing Years' Collection.

A stunning hand-crafted one-twelfth scale miniature ballerina doll, cast in best quality bisque porcelain and meticulously dressed to perfection by Louise Goldsborough of Angelique Miniatures.

This pretty blonde ballerina wears a colourful Alpine-style costume of blue, red and ivory pure silk, embellished with fancy braid, delicate cotton lace and tiny red bows.

Her ivory, lace-trimmed blouse has a low gathered neckline and three quarter length large puffed sleeves trimmed with lace and red silk bows. A fitted red silk bodice, laced at the front with golden cord completes the top of this lovely costume.

The ballerina’s bright blue silk skirt is embellished with layers of fancy braid and trimmed at the hem with wide ivory cotton lace. A delicate lace apron is worn over this prettiest of skirts and underneath the skirt are layers of frothy tulle worn over delicate silk lace-trimmed pantaloons. Her stockings are of finest cotton net with tiny seams and on the leather sole of each hand-crafted red silk pointe shoe is the word ‘Angelique’ embossed in minute golden lettering. Around her neck is a choker with a red silk bow and the ballerina’s golden blonde hair is further decorated with more silken ribbons.

This miniature porcelain ballerina doll is wired to make her poseable and is supplied on a painted removable golden stand. Each ‘Dancing in the Meadow’ doll comes with her own numbered Limited Edition card.