Upstairs in the green schemed room
Well, the truth is her legs are rather weak and she has high heels which adds to her dilemma and so she won’t stand up particularly easily and the falling over is definitely happening.
It would be a pity to make her a seated figure as she is somewhat overdressed for that and needs to flaunt her outfit. I think, therefore, the next job has to be to make her some sort of stand that can be hidden up the long skirt. At the moment she can either lean against the door with the door knob strategically placed, or stand against the corner of the dining table with an arm out over a chair, looking as though she is directing traffic.
Does it matter where she stands? For flashing the detail of her garb then she should stand by the door but the visuals may be better if the figures are swapped around. Read on and you’ll see what I mean.
This is a figure of a very self-assured young woman. I’ve not altered the figure from when it arrived in the post some years ago and she’s been wrapped up in a box ever since.
When the hair was dry I put most of it up, reserving a couple of hanks each side of the face for ringlets or similar and chopped off the excess wool, making the stub into a substantial bun over which I eventually built her hat.
I made a big mistake by not trying to do something about the setting of her arms as she has termendously sloping shoulders built for wearing lovely low necked evening garments but at The Old Misery this lady is wearing a riding habit as she has been driving. I should have looked at her more carefully. The doll mould is obviously one meant for Victorian-Edwardian style clothing with narrow waist and sloping shoulders for a decolletage.
Working with black fabric – or nearly black as with this jacket – is such a nightmare as it picks up absolutely everything; but, if it doesn’t look too dirty it can look smart, so I ploughed on.
Does it matter where she stands …
It’s easy to see that if she is up against the table you can’t see a great deal of her garb so by the door would be preferable, but if the other ‘argu-ee’ (the fellow in the room) is up against the door the visuals of the two men back to back has its own appeal too.
The chappy in the room needs some work doing with those legs and needs to acquire some shaping so that his future clothing will sit as though someone was in them, that’s for sure.
Why still consider it? The whole look of two figures back to back with the door sandwiched in between is lost if she (or the arguing he) is leaving the room, and yet it would very interestingly put the eavesdropper in jeopardy 🙂 So definitely something to ponder.