April, 2010

~Impact!~ New OOAK Outfit for Sybarite Ladies Finished!

Last time I posted, I was hoping to update the very next day. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to do so :o( Other things kind of got in the way. It was a couple of days before I could get back into the studio, but when I did, I kind of got on a roll and finished the outfit! Yippee!

I decided to add another piece to this outfit. I wanted something more than just the bra on top, so I added a micro shrug in stretch silk to go underneath. I love how it looks! I finished her wig. It’s a slow process! I’m happy with how it turned out too. Lastly I made some kickin’ boots. These stretch fabric boots have concealed shoe bases with the heel exposed.

I put the outfit on Trapeze and I think she looks great :o) Here are some shots of the finished outfit: I have called it ~Impact!~

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In summary, this outfit consists of a custom handmade neutral hardcap two tone saran wig, silk lined silk shorts with functional front pockets and rhinestone and chain accents, a rhinestone strapped bra with silk lined, poly taffeta cups, a micro stretch silk/spandex long sleeved shrug, with trim edged sleeve hems. Lastly, the boots! These boots are stretch lace fabric with concealed custom cast resin shoe bases. The heels are exposed.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

~awsumgal

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Saucer Magnolia in Glorious Bloom!

I just wanted to share the pretty show my Saucer Magnolia tree is giving us this spring. It’s wonderful! And, it’s the best showing of blooms we’ve ever had from it :o)

The warm evening light was gilding this lovely tree, so I ran out and took some shots. Two minutes later, the light was gone! Here are a couple of those shots….

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That’s what I get to look at in my back yard, while it lasts anyway! Ain’t life grand?

Happy evening all,

~awsumgal

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Working Hard on a New Ensemble for Sybarite Ladies…

Good Saturday doll folk!

It’s been a rather busy week for me, and most of it was ~not~ in the studio. Sigh, oh well. One can only do what one can do! I’ve also spent too much time arguing with my computer on the subject of uploading my website in an efficient and timely manner >( The computer often wins these tiny battles albeit temporarily, lol! I persevered and won out in the end and my website (awsumgal.com) looks as it should again!

But, enough of that! It’s time for dolls! I have been working on a cheeky little outfit for Sybarite dolls. I have a small piece of printed designer silk. I enjoy this fabric so much that I am very careful what I use it for! I know I can’t get more you see….

The Sybs are worthy of course, lol! In fact all my gals are worthy, but anyway… Today it’s the Sybarites who get a new outfit, lol!

So here are the shorts. They are made of the lovely silk I was talking about! I have given them working front pockets and they are topstitched and lined in silk charmeuse.

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I added some side interest by putting in a single cargo pleat on the side seam that has a sewn on rhinestone decoration and below that a little custom grouping of five strands of necklace chain. The necklace chain strands are also sewn on inside the cargo pleat.

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I like these little shorts. They’re stylin’ and sassy! :o)

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Shorts this stylish needed a top full of attitude and verve! A bra top seemed to have just the right amount of sass! I chose a fabric for the cups that is a perfect match to the pale blush colour in the silk! Yum!

I thought I wanted to have something hanging below the cups. I hummed and hawed and went away and thought about it. I dug through my considerable stash of fabrics and trims looking for the perfect compliment. Sometimes, the right thing jumps out immediately, other times, not so much. This was one of those “other” times lol!

I thought about it some more and decided on HAIR! Now in all honesty I wasn’t completely sold on the hair idea, but I thought it had merit enough to try :o)

Here’s a look at that….

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All right, so I experimented with the bra top. I thought about pink mesh sides, then nixed that idea. So I wefted a little bit of hair with the intent of attaching it to the cups. Frankly way too Tiki Hula girl for my tastes (although a really over the top Tiki theme might be great fun at some point in the future :o) but I’m off topic a little. So I’ll put these wefts away for another future project.

Away with the hair. Bring on the rhinestones!

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Here’s where I wound up with this. I love it. I have a little more work to do on the straps, but it’s minor.  So I spent the rest of the time I had today working on a special wig to go with this, but it’s not ready for viewing at this point!

OK, that’s all for today. Hopefully more tomorrow :o)

Have a great Saturday night everyone and thanks for reading!

~awsumgal

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New Silk Outfit for Deva Dolls Finished!

Good day dolly people! My OOAK custom silk dress, shoes and wig made specifically for the Deva girls is all done. Yay!

The dress is a strapless striped silk of bronze, rust, dark purple and ecru, shot through with a metallic copper woven ribbon. It is fully lined in ecru silk charmeuse. It fastens with a series of glass teardrop beads and hand knotted thread loops. This silk sheath is trimmed in real fur hand sewn to the hem.This fashion is tagged.

To go with this dress are a pair of custom tinted, very pale peach/amber cast resin shoes. The footbeds are a dark bronze vinyl and the strapping is a piece of the metallic ribbon from the dress fabric. These custom handmade shoes fasten with another teardrop bead and thread loops at the back of the ankle.

Lastly, the wig is also included. This is a handmade hardcap wig of brunette Saran dollhair with light blonde accents. It has been made especially to fit Deva.

Without further ado, here are some pics….

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Well there you have it! Now it’s time to have her flip her wig, lol! It’s amazing how good a hard cap wig looks it your gal can rock it upside down :o)

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It just gives her a bit of a twist. A fashion edge…..

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I am asking $125 usd for this silk dress wig and shoes. Shipping is extra and runs $20-$25 to most US destinations for insured air service. Paypal only. Thanks for reading and looking!

~awsumgal

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Mohair Wig for Sybarites and Silk Dress for Deva Angie!

I’ve been busy in the studio recently, having fun with my new Deva Angie and my Trapeze. I recently bought some Tibetan lambswool and this stuff is amazing! It looks like real hair :o) I have much more experimenting to do but I have fashioned a wig for the Sybarites out of it.

I’ve also been testing a new pattern draft for the Deva girls and have made up a couple of sheath dresses. There’s so much I want to do I can hardly sit still long enough to type, lol!

Anyway, here is my first lambswool wig….

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I used thin strips rather than a one piece cap. Frankly I couldn’t get a one piece cap to fit as well as I wanted no matter how much darting I put in! I love this colour on Trapeze. She looks fabulous a s a brunette!

The mohair is mounted on a hard cap of my own making and is sewn to the cap. Then I washed the wig and gently combed it. I say again, this stuff is amazing! Saran is perfect for certain styles, but this is fabulous too :o)

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Doesn’t it look real?

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Such a pretty doll!

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I just love the way this resin catches and caresses the light. So soft and luminous! I have other colours of lambswool and can’t wait to make more wigs!

Next I worked on some clothing for my new Deva. I have a project in mind for her and this is the first step. Plotting a pattern for her…. Fit is important to me, so I developed a nice little sheath dress fro her. It will be an excellent jumping off point for lots of designs :o)

awsumgal Deva Angie in Silk Sheath 1

This is the second sheath I made, the first one is a pretty white cotton floral. This one is a cool silk in browns and taupes. It has accents of metallic copper in it.

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Deva Angie is borrowing the chocolate wig. It looks great on her and it’s a terrific colour for her but it doesn’t really fit. Sybarite heads are bigger than Devas, so I’ll have to just make another in her size :o)

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Dang she’s a beauty!

Back to the studio with me, there is much to do :o)

Thanks for reading and have a lovely evening!

~awsumgal

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