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New Lux Art Doll ladies Are Taking Shape

and taking over the studio. Seriously, they are everywhere. And if not the dolls themselves, it’s their bits. Legs and hands everywhere you look. It’s ridiculous! I need to keep building the girls and finding some order in the studio.

I’ve just taken a break from that to show the new dolls. I’ve done a new face which is a dream to paint. (Lady Pompadour is finished, but for her shoes. Honestly I was a little distracted first by a commission that needed to be done quickly and then my new doll sculpt ๐Ÿ™‚ I still intend to give her shoes, I’m just being slow and neglectful. Hopefully she’ll forgive me! I have bought her an amazing new desk and chair, maybe that’ll make up for it! Pictures next time.)

And again, I’m off on a tangent!

Anyway, here is a pic of the new gaggle of ladies….

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Here is a lady I’ve got big plans for. She’s the only one with any paint as yet, but I’ll get to everybody ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gotta fly, so until next time, be good, have fun and thanks for reading!

~awsumgal

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Lux Doll in Art Doll Quarterly

The spring issue is out with the Fairy Tale challenge entries! My little Cinders Lux doll is included! I got a whole page and three pictures! I’m super happy. There are just a tone\ of incredible dolls in this mag, so if you’re a doll fan, run out and get your copy before your local newsstand runs out!

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Pompadour is almost finished as well. Pics in the very next post ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for reading!

~awsumgal

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A Lady at Court WIP4

The tiny sleeves are embellished! They look like I hope they would. I just carefully blanket stitched all the edges and then added a few beads. Looks pretty I think.

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I then attached the scallops to the main sleeve part and hand inset the sleeve into the over dress portion of this Robe a la Francaise. It’s actually starting to look like a dress now ๐Ÿ™‚

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With the sleeves sorted, I moved on to the under bodice, the thing that hold the stomacher. I’m using a combination of tissue silk and my dyed blue main silk. The stomacher part itself should be well decorated which I was only too happy to do!

First though I had to create the base to place all that fun ornament! Here’e the stomacher with no backing and no ornamentation…

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And here it is after I played with it for a while ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tiny glass seed beads and dyed to match silk ribbon bows ๐Ÿ™‚

I added a little of that dyed to match silk ribbon to the back neck of the overdress and decided it was time to try on my model.

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Of course the underbodice and stomacher will give her much more coverage, lol! Phew! I need to take a little break!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read! Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

 

~awsumgal

 

 

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A Lady of the Court WIP 1

Hi doll folks!

Here is my muse ๐Ÿ™‚

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Anyone know who she is?

I didn’t atย first when I saw this perfect image online and itย wasn’t labelled or captioned. I didn’t know who I was so taken with! This was the very image I had in mind ย and I was so very excited to find her. I wanted though to add details into the project that pertained to this particular person so I dug a little further and realized to my delight that it is none other that Madame de Pompadour! Born Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, here painted in her younger days by Francois Boucher. I love this painting! The lady herself is no less intriguing. A companion and trusted advisor to Louis XV, she was a major influence in many high level matters of state, but chiefly the arts and culture of France. Voltaire was a dear friend. She ran the household for the king and remained an important member of the palace until her death in 1764. A most interesting figure!

I realize of course that she is not wearing blue in this painting, but historically, the blue is quite ubiquitous during the time period, and I am not copying the painting you understand, just being inspired by it! (Although she may need a little lap dog ๐Ÿ˜‰ We’ll see what other interesting details emerge after I read her biography that is on it’s way here.

I hope to add some period appropriate accessories and furniture for her as well, but I’m getting ahead of myself!

I’m continuing with my project. Satisfied with the dye job on the silk and the trims, I moved on to the pattern. I’ll be doing a Robe a la Francaise. It’s a complicated business. I’m working from Janet Arnold’s fascinating Patterns of Fashion book. It’s a study of period clothing examples from 1660 to 1860. It’s dry and technical and just my cup of tea!

Of course, much adaptation and altering needed to be done to fit my little lady. I’m hoping to make this project historically accurate or at least plausible and believable. That means lots of research and learning new things! I like a project I can really sink my teeth into.

I’ll be figuring out the construction procedure as I go because my resource isn’t a “how to”, it’s a study. There aren’t any instructions. I will make a toile and that will give me practice before I cut into the silk I have dyed for this gown.

One of the interesting challenges about this gown will be the insanely tiny pleats throughout the petticoat front and back and the overskirt. They are numerous, precise and like I said teeny!

Pattern chaos ensued lol! My doll seem to have fainted!

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Yikes what a mess!

One of the ladies looks on….

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The pleats needed to be carefully marked otherwise I won’t be able to keep them all straight!

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Three down, 35 000 000 to go lol! Thank goodness for magnifying glasses ๐Ÿ™‚

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I put the ruler in the above shot to illustrate just how minute and close together they are. I got half of the front petticoat done and had to take a break! Ah well, I’m sure it will be worth it when I’m finished.

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I hope I can figure out how to construct the back of the gown.ย All in good time……

Until next time, thanks for reading!

~awsumgal

 

 

 

 

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~Frost!~ Winter Holiday OoAK Topper Dawn Repaint

My second holiday doll offering this year is ~Frost!~

She is a vision in blue. She has blue hand painted, tencel roving rerooted hair, permanently styled in a very long, random bead cinched, loose braidย  that trails all the way to the floor. She’s wearing a dress of lovely pale blue fabric with a matte satin finish and just a hint of iridescence. Perfect for a winter themed fantasy doll. The hemline of this gown has random various white, clear and pearlescent beads sewn all the way around. The wide sleeve edges enjoy the same embellishment. The center front bodice also sports a bead decoration.

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This Topper Longlocks doll has been repainted in support of her new role as ~Frost!~ Her eyes are pale blue, she has dark grey shadow and pale pink lips.

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~Frost!~ is available right now in my Etsy shop along with Dawn ~Peace!~ and Monster High Lagoona ~Angel!~

Link to Awsumgals Etsy Shop

Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!

~awsumgal

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