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Topic: day of the dead ~ upcycled vintage glamour doll! pic heavy....  (Read 8104 times)
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erica_tattoos
« on: May 29, 2011 10:14:04 PM »



here's a lil gal i gussied up for my partner lanikins in the day of the dead swap! she's a master plushie maker so i knew if i was gonna do a doll for her it had to be something special. i went thrifting and was actually eyeballing an old porcelain doll in wedding gear to dress up - had about decided to go back and snag her when i saw this gal on sale for a whopping $5!!!! my grandma had a couple of these gals on her piano when i was a kid...


she was looking kinda rough and a bit dusty and the hat HAD to go but the potential was definitely there!


took her home and stripped her down.....


a little doodling....


base coat...


detail work....


add a lil lace on her bloomers and a fancy garter belt....


toss the slip, strip rotten lace off petticoat and add a new strip around bottom - re-attach petticoat with straight drop in front and remainder bustled up in back....


re-attach skirt, gathered/stitched into a bustle on back...


tack up the front of the skirt 'cause any self-respecting catrina shows a lil leg, add a ribbon in her hair and around her waist to match her garter belt, and embellish with some fancy beads and voila!!!! fancy lil dead gal ready for a new home!  Grin






so there she is! i hope you like her! i've really gotta go on the hunt for more of these lil glamour gals 'cause i've got about a million different ideas i'd like to do with them now and they tend to fall apart as they get older so you don't see them around much..... hope you like her! c&c welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011 10:50:19 PM »

If Lanikins is your partner than you both just got treated in this swap!!! I see her stuff on Facebook! So great partner match! I love what you did with the doll!!! Totally bookmarked it!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011 04:12:31 AM »

That rocks so much! Love the transformation  Grin Especially the detailing on the face, great job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011 04:45:50 AM »

i had one of these dolls growing up, and i am frantically trying to figure out if it is in a box somewhere!  just awesome - AWESOME!  also, great find.  the green polka dot dress really works.  lots of art n v on my end.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011 04:50:20 AM »

I wisted and hit This Rocks. I really want a DotD doll now.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011 05:27:15 AM »

She is so cool.. love it.. the detail in her face is great !
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011 06:30:24 AM »

She is so cool.. love it..
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011 07:26:17 AM »

So cute I remeber my grandmother had some of these as well, What would she say to see one like this. But she is so cool great job and detail.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2011 07:30:51 AM »

drooling right now................
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011 09:09:42 AM »

wow! thanks, guys!!!  Grin
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