OOAK Dawn and Pippa

Sadie – ooak Pippa doll reroot repaint make over

Happy Saturday doll fans! Today I have for you a repainted, rerooted and redressed vintage Palitoy Pippa doll. Same scale as her American counterpart, Topper Dawn. I don’t do very many Pippa makeovers, not because I don’t like Pippa, but because they are very hard to come by on this side of the Atlantic, especially in Canada. No finding them in boot sales around here!

I have a small collection that I have curated over the years and there have always been a couple of girls who were waiting patiently for new hair and faces. This is one of them 🙂

I gave this girl a platinum blonde reroot because I just love that super pale blonde hair! I use a sew in method that is a variation of the lock loop, so I don’t fill their heads with glue. I don’t use any glue. I also don’t poke the hair into the scalp from the outside as that method tends to tear the vinyl of the head.

After her reroot she was parted and styled and given a trim. (Side note: I was sure I had taken some in process pictures but now they’ve disappeared! If I locate them I’ll update the post.)

Then on to her new features. I gave her warm brown eyes with a little black subtle liner and deep red lips. I use artist quality paints pigments and sealers on my repaints. I want them to stay looking fresh and just painted for years to come. I rerooted her lashes as well.

She needed something fitting to wear and I chose deep red silk to match her lips. Her raw silk outfit is a two piece dress. The strapless bustier top is fully lined and fastens with two brass beads ands hand knotted red thread loops and the matching gathered skirt has a silk waistband and also fastens with a brass bead and hand knotted thread loop. It has metal chain and red glass seed bead hem embellishment all the way around the hem.

I’ve made accessories to finish her look. She carries a hard sided red silk purse. This tiny purse has metal wire handles, is lined inside, opens for Pip’s important bits, and fastens with, you guessed it, a brass bead and hand knotted thread loop. She’s also got a chain necklace sporting a small red Swarovski crystal in the center and she wears a custom pair of shoes. The little gold shoes have chain uppers and stacked bead heels.

This little lady is on Ebay right now but only for another day and a half!

Sadie on Ebay

Thanks for stopping in 🙂

~awsumgal

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Bella – HTT Topper Dawn ooak Repaint up on Etsy!

Bella is a vintage Topper Head to Toe doll that has been repainted. She has new lashes but retains her amazing bubblecut hair.

Her custom gown is hand dyed blue silk that matches her eyes 🙂 The waistline of the gown and the matching silk wrap both have hand beaded details.

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Here’s the Esty link. 🙂

~Bella!~ on Etsy

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

~awsumgal

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Melody – Vintage Topper Dawn repaint and redress :)

A new (vintage) doll is up on Etsy!

Melody on Etsy

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Melody is a bit of a hippie and loves browsing in used book stores!

Click the link above the pic to see the listing 🙂

~awsumgal

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~Hannah!~ Topper Jessica Dawn Pal ooak repaint

 

She’s a vintage, six inch Topper Jessica doll, friend to Dawn and Pippa. She retains her original hair and lashes but sports new paint, and a whole new outfit.

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She comes with her cotton mini, hand and machine stitched real leather purse and hand stitched leather slip on shoes. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

I’ve tweaked this lady and she’s now up on Etsy

Hannah on Etsy

~awsumgal

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Vintage Batgirl for Dawn – Finished :)

That’s it she’s finished and off to her new home. When I last posted, I was in the near stages of completion with just a lot of little details to complete. I had to finish off the belt and then attach it to her, finish off the gloves, add varnish to her heels and belt buckle, perfect her hair and add her hood, and of course add the bat logo to her her costume!

Here’s a little bit of the gloves. Firstly, because I’m using a silk that likes to fray and dissipate to nothing with just the slightest hint of a breeze, (but it’s the perfect colour!) it needs to be handled carefully. The gloves are miniscule! I’m using a fusible interfacing to stabilize the silk. I’ve pressed it to the silk before cutting.

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I’d just like to make a side note about the fabric colours throughout the blog posts for this project. The fabrics I’m using have optical dyes in them. The colour of both the silk and the sparkly unitard fabric are both a lovely grape-y purple. When photographed with flash these both appear navy blue. I’ve tried to colour correct throughout, but some shots are better than others….

I did as much as possible with machine, but the rest will need to done on doll 🙂

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You can see even with careful and minimal handling, this silk still wants to fly apart! Now that the gloves are completely hand sewn onto the the forearms, the fabric is never coming apart!

After all that, it was time for a final photo shoot. I give you Batgirl!

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Looks like Batgirl is striding off to keep Batman out of trouble, or more likely, require saving 😉

 

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Hope you enjoyed coming along with me while I whipped up this girl! Thanks so much for reading 🙂

~awsumgal

 

 

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