Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cleopatra


My friend Allie has commissioned a series of Royal Softies. The first of these to be completed is Cleopatra, as you can tell. Her necklace is completely beaded, which was even more time consuming than embroidery, if you can believe it! Her face is embroidered, of course. The gold netting is actually a bit of Christmas ribbon, which my mom thinks is hilarious.

I was originally going to make her entire outfit out of linen, as that is what Egyptians wore, but I didn't have any pure white linen, plus Egypt had silk in Cleopatra's time, plus she is a fancy lady. Hopefully my favorite art history teacher will still like her :-)

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