The making of Candy Pop Sindy
I already had a vision in my head of what the first Candy Pop Sindy doll should look like but it was going to be a challenge to make her! How on earth was I going to make a dress dripping in icing and sprinkles with pastel biker boots and a crazy curly hairstyle?!
Thankfully I already had a pattern for the dress as I made a prototype fairy years ago, but the netting underskirt I had to start from scratch. It is made up from small lengths of pastel netting sewn together at the waist and gathered with elastic.
After making the corset from pink satin I set to work painting on the icing sugar with Tulip puffy fabric paint and adding the tiny sprinkles on one by one. (They came from etsy). Then I did the same with the skirt before it was gathered and then stitched together.
I rerooted Sindy's head with mohair angora which had been washed, dyed and brushed. (I also bought this hair from etsy, please scroll to the bottom for suppliers.)
Here is a video of how I rooted the hair -
The face paint was done using acrylic paints, watercolour pencils and satin varnish.
I made the jacket and tights from patterns I already had made and the white boots were painted with pink fabric paint and I added wings from a hair clip. The hair bow was made from an original hair clip and I added a candy cabochon.
Due to the hair being natural, I could style it with proper heated curling tongs. I have a very small set of curling tongs (about 1cm diameter) which I used on the lowest setting and set the hair with hair spray.
Then she was finished and ready to be photographed!
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