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Janet Jackson 06-07 Concert Clothes Done!

I’ve come to the end of this project. It took some time, but worth every moment spent I think, when I look at the outfit as a whole.

This outfit is going to someone with a gorgeous custom Janet doll to wear it. I sadly, don’t have a Janet but Basic Jon said she would step in as model ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what I was emulating, one last time!


Without further ado, here’s a look at the final….





I was told that the collector for whom I’m working, has , what with one thing and another has been waiting some time for this outfit to be a reality. I was happy to tackle this project and I just hope that it was worth the wait!

I’ve got some new projects lined up already, so best get working! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚


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Janet Jackson Concert Clothes WIP 6

Today is Janet’s shirt and the finishing of her belt and boot covers, now that my zippers from Zipper That Doll have arrived (Thanks Leeann!)

Let’s start with her boot covers ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m using a faux suede for these. They are lace leaf/feather topped and the perfect lace was elusive to say the least! I checked all my favorite haunts, of course, to no avail. I spent hours online, searching. I started looking at international ebay and other shopping sites. Not everyone describes things in the same way, and sizing isn’t always available either! I knew something appropriate existed because I had a piece. I just didn’t think I had enough. I’d had this for years, I think it was something from my Mothers’ stash…. Clearly, I was going to have to make this piece work!

Ok, so here’s the bit….


I’m going to have to cut it apart, of course, and sew it onto the lace piece. I added some silver thread and a few silver beads too.


There! Ready for zippers ๐Ÿ™‚ Just a quick fit test first…


I’ll put that aside for a second and move to the belt. This was a fun piece to recreate. Lots going on here. The basis is a cotton woven multi strand affair. I have treated the ends so that they will stay together and not fray and the rest of it will all be sewn. The discs have a baby soft suede backing so that I can circle them with silver beads. I found a nice irregular cube to go in between the two discs. A trio of pretty smaller silver round edged beads flank the discs.


Just checking against the original…..


Feather charms….


And the other side of the belt…..



More feather charms ๐Ÿ™‚


And three more for the middle and a fastener at the back and the belt is done – woot!

Janet’s shirt is next. I’ve chosen a tissue thin silk and cotton blend fabric for this. It’s hallmark is the really wide lace edged collar and lacy cuffs. ย As I gathered images of this outfit I came to realize that Janet has at least two different versions of the shirt. Very similar, not exactly the same. Both feature the statement collar and lace edged cuffs, so mine will too ๐Ÿ™‚

Below, I’m prepping the lace cuffs for the shirt. Prepped separately, it will be sewn to the shirt when finished.








The shirt above needs an ironing to be sure, and it has no lace on the collar as yet, but it does what I want it to do! The real shirt has elastic along the lower edge, no doubt to guard against an unplanned wardrobe malfunction, so mine will too. I don’t want myย shirt to ride up either!

Next time, this complicated outfit will be finished!

Thanks for joining me,


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Three more fashions for Dawn and Pippa listed!

I’ve been very busily finishing up half done fashions now that my studio is more organized. It’s so very enjoyable to work in an organized space. Mine is still a work in progress, but it’s coming. It’s pretty obvious to me that it’s more efficient because I’ve listed three more fashions for sale on eBay. I don’t think I’ve ever had six outfits for sale at the same time! It does help to mitigate the ridiculous cost of insured and tracked shipping (which is pretty much a requirement on ebay these days!)

Here are the three newest on offer…

Afternoon at the Races

Afternoon at the Races by awsumgal

Afternoon at the Races on eBay


Country Market…..

Country Market outfit for Dawn and Pippa dolls by awsumgal

Country Market outfit for Dawn and Pippa dolls by awsumgal

Country Market on eBay

And lastly for today, Lakeside Lunch!

Lakeside Lunch for Dawn and Pippa by awsumgal

Lakeside Lunch for Dawn and Pippa by awsumgal

Lakeside Lunch on eBay

My dolls seem to lead such very exciting lives, lol!

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend! I know I will! A little Tour a little FIFA, it’s gonna be good!!!

Thanks as always for reading,




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From one Marilyn outfit to another!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Well it’s been a busy weekend around here. We had our neighbourhood Santa Claus parade and our tree lighting ceremony on Main Street and it’s Grey Cup time the 100th Grey Cup as it happens :o)

Anyway I’ve just finished a very small version of the Marilyn Monroe 7 Year Itch subway dress. It was made for a 6 inch high Pippa. As always with this dress, no matter what size, it’s the pleats of the skirt that are the trickiest. Unless you can find a factory pleated fabric, you’re stuck pressing your own pleats! Leave yourself lots of time, breathe deeply and Do Not Panic, lol! All it takes really is a bit of perseverance and you can do it. You’ll likely burn your fingers a little bit though….

All that aside, there is a pretty dress at the end of it all and that works for me!

This tiny dress will be off to it’s new home in the next day or two, but already work has started on a new Marilyn outfit!

Must be Marilyn season ๐Ÿ™‚

I have been approached to recreate one of Marilyn’s looks from the film Niagara. Not one of her evening looks which is what I am often asked, but rather the red jacket, white shirt and black pencil skirt stylish daytime look. You know, back when people dressed, even in the daytime! No sweatpants or schlumpy gear then! (Although full disclosure, I’m not a fan of pearls for vacuuming, lol! And I have been known to wear sweatpants, but not out of the house, ha ha!) This will be going onto a larger doll than the white dress. A Franklin Mint 17″ vinyl Marilyn doll is the destination girl for this outfit.

I spent most of today truing up the pattern for this outfit, jacket, skirt and shirt. This is the only pic I can find of this outfit. Well there is one other that I have seen but it’s just a head and shoulders shot and so doesn’t really help me with her outfit. I don’t own the movie Niagara and I although you can pay a small fee and watch it streamed online, it doesn’t work in Canada! So, I will have to go with just this pic as reference. Luckily as a wardrobe test photo, it does a pretty good job of showing the clothes.

What I don’t know is whether or not the shirt has sleeves, but I’m going to go with no sleeves because it will sit better under the jacket. For the skirt I’m going to make an educated guess and say that it probably has a back kick pleat or slit judging by how close fitting to the knee it is.

I can only guess at fabrics too and anyway, fabrics don’t behave the same way when used really small, so drape and weight for dolls, rather than using what was used originally is going to be more important. Of course finding the correct poppy red is key!

So the pattern is ready, tomorrow I will find the fabrics and away we go! I’ll post more once I get going!

Thanks for reading, now I’ve got to go and watch the game!



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~Scarlet Silk Siren~ Red Silk for Dawn and Pippa

Happy Saturday folks!

I’ve been working this past week on a red silk ensemble for Topper Dawn and Palitoy Pippa that has both impact and subtlety. The deep red silk is a definite eye catcher, and the topstitching and beading add subtlety. I took a couple of in process shots, but as sometimes happens to me I get quite caught up in what I’m doing and flat out forget to take any! Anyway here is one of the bodice just before final finishing…

And here are a couple of the trumpet skirt hem getting the tiny beads sewn to the hem. This took quiteร‚ย  some time as the beads are really small and the hemline sweep is fairly long!

After all that beading, I went ahead and made some real leather high heeled evening sandals. I have some lovely gold leather so that what I used for the soles and the footbeds. I added some sewn on tiny beads for the heels and gave them stretchy beaded straps. Lastly I’ve made a little purse for her to carry. It’s a red silk filled filigree metal one with a gold chain handle that has had some red thread woven through the links.

After all is said and done, here is the finished project. It’s up on ebay for a one week run. Click HERE to visit the auction.

Here’s a closer look at the shoes, purse and bodice ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

On to my next project which is a little gift for a dear lady ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!


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