The Pirate Coquette
Coquette means Flirt - as in someone who is flirtatious. I see Coquette as someone who has been Flirting with Danger. Point of fact, that is how her own doll's story began- so why not have her end up there- but as the Danger herself.
Coquette's hair is vintage 1940's blond bound mohair from my stash. I lucked into a large quantity of this mohair years ago- and it is just the best to have sometimes. I think it suits her quite well.
She needs a hat- but I am not sure what kind would be best. This is the first one. A Tri Corner pirate hat. There are other styles of pirate hats.
Shiver Me Timbers
Top, pants and boots are finished. She still needs her hat trimmed out, a pair of earrings, black ribbon in her hair and a belt with a sword if I can manage it.
The top is made from vintage damask fabric, vintage Victorian lace with a silk voile for the sleeves. Most of the sewing on the top was done by hand. The edges were all zig-zag stitched on my machine to prevent the damask from unraveling. There are 4 different laces on the top.
The pants are made from 1940's shaved velvet in black. Very rich feeling.
Hat and boots are made from 100% black wool felt. The boots are trimmed in 1950's vintage french gimp. I will trim out the hat with some tiny vintage gimp.
I am still hunting down my champagne colored marabou feathers- they would look great along the brim of the hat. If I find them, they will be sewn around the top of the brim. If I don't find them, the hat will get some vintage lace instead- with the tiny gimp trim sewn on top of it.
Coquette has come a long way from being in a box with bad paint, and melted hair. She pretty much takes over whatever room she is in. I will have a hard time parting with her.
October is almost here. I found my box of coyote gourds- which look like little pumpkins. Thinking about them and doll related things... we shall see what comes forth :)
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