Oh honey, it’s Trixie Mattel

Hey hey squirrel friends. If you’ve been following my crochet journey, you may have read a few weeks ago about my new venture – attempting to turn my crochet skills to creating miniature drag queens. After a good few weeks of tinkering and polishing, I’m so happy with my first drag doll.

Bald queens are in this season

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been using the Toft Doll Emporium book as the starting point for my drag doll designs. The basic doll pattern and ball gown pattern formed the base of the design, paired up with a pretty pair of matching pink pumps. There’s a self-drafted breast plate too adding a bit more oomph up front.

They may not be killer heels but at least they match the dress

When it comes to drag queen hair, it’s go big or go home, so the remnants of yellow wool I was started with for the wig didn’t go too far. Rather than leave poor Trixie with a ratty ass weave, I had to mix in a second yarn – this time a lovely soft Rico Baby DK. It’s not a perfect colour match but the gentle variation added some nice depth.

“I’m ready for my closeup”

For the sassy bow in Trixie’s hair, I turned to a simple sassy bow pattern from Simply Collectible Crochet, which is suitably over the top.

http://simplycollectiblecrochet.com/2014/07/sassy-bow-free-pattern/

Rocking the windswept look

Achieving a convincing drag makeup look with needlefelting is quite a challenge, especially with Trixie – she’s hardly subtle. My first attempt wasn’t quite dramatic enough, so what you see here is take two where I worked over my first effort to make everything bigger, bolder and more dramatic.

I hope you like Trixie. She’s given me the confidence to crack into more drag dolls, so expect more queens to sashay your way in the months ahead.