Along came Bill – Will – William …

Standard

No tum no bum/bottom/etc depending on where you are

Will is the brother figure planned for group rubbernecking activity with little Susannah. He’s a Heidi Ott character with a spiky hair do, not buzz cut and not crew so it thankfully doesn’t get in the way of the gluey workers either, which is a relief.  However, the poor young lad needs more child shape, so a tum and a backside is to be added to make him look younger.  Also, this figure is smaller in the head and general build to Susannah and I’d like to bulk him up a little.

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog -dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

Not a lot of shape

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog – dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

More child shaped – stuffing added and covered with old, recycled interfacing

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog – dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

Horrid leg laggings (won’t use this fabric again) and very odd and boxy shoes, though if you look at the bare foot shape above, as I should have done before making the shoe, you can see why.
Hat needs brim trimming. The face paint is a little too much with the v red mouth lots of black eyelashes and eyebrows a 1950s femme fatal would have swooned for. And, yes, I seem to have bled on his arm.  Well at least it’s not glue

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog – dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

Face paint reduced with alcohol wipe and needle point and breeches added. This is the darker reverse side of a striped fabric in a lilac dove grey.
Hat brim is full thickness hat felt and crown is craft felt

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog – dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

Stuck the doublet/jerkin skirts on the body to the length required. Made them this long as not sure how long I was going to make the bodice part.   Have added white cuffs and under-sleeves in reverse face of fabric to match the breeches

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog – dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

One very small personal ‘purse’ with tucked in and glued seams

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog – dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

Doublet in striped face of fabric with short over sleeve, Shoulder trim ridge added and a rather mid to late Jacobean/Carolinian flattish collar of white cotton and lace.  Believe need to take the shine off the shoulder ridge braid.
I hadn’t previously noticed that he looks to have sideburns

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog – dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

Half cloak in leather hung with black cord across his front. ‘Purse’ added and bad seam stitching showing up side of breeches.

 

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog – dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

Definitely a ‘he went that a-way’ posture. Rouleau loop braid down front for decoration and buttons effect and mini buckle on leather belt. And what a little devil that buckle was to thread

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog – dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

Hat trimmed and adjusted,
young fella-me-lad joins his sister
at the door

theinfill - Tudor to Jacobean dolls house blog – dressing a 1/12th scale doll - Heidi Ott boy

Susannah and William together. May remove his hat as seems one thing too many, though it does add that little bit of extra bulk to his head shape.  She needs a little something hanging at her waist though

 

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