Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mamma Mia, here I go again....

Mamma Mia, here I go again..  I've made my ABBA dolls two different batches of Kimonos, each time trying to make them better.  Now I've made a third batch of Kimonos with a whole new pattern...

  (Left) My first batch of Kimonos were done with a simple shirt pattern, all stuck together and very silly looking.  I wasn't satisfied with the way they looked, so I made another batch.  My next batch (Right) was with the same pattern, but the flower designs were done with glitter pens and the belts were separate.  They were wonderful, but again, I wasn't satisfied.  Now, many months later, I take out my pen and paper and design a whole new pattern that would hopefully get my Kimonos to look more like the actual costumes.

  Now, after two weeks of sewing, I've completed these wonderful, new Kimonos.  This time, I did the flower designs with my trusty sequins.  :)

My lovely, new Kimonos.  They now have big sleeves like the actual Kimonos.

A closeup of the picture above.

Agnetha's purple Kimono.

A closeup

All the patterns on Agnetha kimono.  You can't imagine how many times I've had to glue those sequins back on!  I've done it almost every morning! :(

Bjorn's Blue Kimono.

The designs on Bjorn's kimono

Benny's Red Kimono

Benny's patterns.

No, I haven't forgotten Benny's flower designs on the back.  ;)

Frida's Green Kimono

Frida's patterns.

And of course, my ABBA dolls with my new CD!  :D

I love this CD!  It comes with all the songs I love!  :D

Linda and Peter riding my friend's toy horses.  :)

ABBA with my friend's little Playmobil horse.  :)

  That's all, folks!  :)  By the way, I want to start working on ABBA's black jumpsuits from late 1978 and early 1979.  :)