My favorite part of Bee Girl is her clothing. It’s all silk, with the exception of the under-skirt which is a beautiful soft cotton brocade, a luxurious quilt backing fabric, actually.
Her skirt is supposed to resemble a flower. It’s made of six separate pieces, three pink petals and three green/gold sepals. Each of those pieces is, in turn, made of four pieces, two for the right side and two for the lining. They’re cut so that when a pair is sewn together it’s shaped like a petal. As on all the dolls, it’s all hand-sewing.
Her sleeves are a delicate light pink and her bodice is a sage green with a bee design woven in. The ruff is ribbon that’s sheer with ruffled satin-y edges.
She’s holding a bee I made from polymer clay wrapped with fuzzy shiny embroidery thread for the black and gold stripes. In her other hand, she’s holding a flower stem for the bee.
Her hair is curly wool and the ornament is a vintage enameled and jewelled bee pin. I formed her legs from green polymer clay and painted them with gold designs.