Saturday, 26 September 2015

How to make Russian style tiara/crown - Kokoshnik for MSD BJD doll

Here is a video tutorial of how I've made Kokoshnik - a Russian style headpiece (tiara or crown). It is entirely up to you how you will finish the piece. I have just demonstrated the way I wanted it to be. There are different techniques to Kokoshnik, for instance, some human size Kokoshniks are decorated in kanzashi technique (folded ribbon). Just let your creativity roll. Enjoy!

Here is the link below to the Kokoshnik pattern. You can adjust the pattern to your doll's head. The current size is for Ya MSD doll (ResinSoul).

MSD Size Kokoshnik pattern click me

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Handmade Russian national dress/costume for MSD Ya ResinSoul doll plus kokoshnik


After 7 evenings of sewing and crafting here is a Russian national costume for my resinsoul 1/4 doll. The headpiece (kokoshnik) took about 4 evening to complete, the underdress is made from the jersey fabric (old t-shirt) and the sarafan (the top dress) is made from the linen (wedding towel).