Because all the fibers in my haul from Georgia Landau contained dust and stink, they required lengthy preparations before use. First, I picked out all the stray threads, vegetable matter and pieces of fabric. Then I gave them a quick wash in lukewarm water with some dish soap. Finally I aired out the hanks on my clothesline [a very useful addition to our new apartment!] for several hours. Though I still need to comb out the fibers I intend to use, I can now work with them without sneezing my head off.
I like best the fibers below, a rich golden, reddish orange. This photo is actually an accurate representation of the color.
I chose the golden orange for Alabama’s wig, so I stuck a weft on her hair just for a mockup. Ideally, I’d like to give her two braids sticking out horizontally over her ears a la Pippi Longstocking. Anyway, this mockup shows that the golden orange will go well with her complexion and eye color. 😀
And here’s a picture of Alabama’s beautiful, detailed feets. She has no footwear yet because I want to make her some simple sandals so that her feets are visible.