Sunday, May 3, 2020

"Something's Got to Give" Red and White Ensemble

The third and final costume from "Something's Got to Give"



not my photo

I love this simple sheath and coat ensemble.

not my photo

It took me a while to find the fabric to make the sheath.

not my photo

Owner of this outfit had the fabric hand painted to replicate the original dress.  It is incredible!  There was no way I would be able to paint flowers on fabric.

I used two different prints to make the sheaths.

I like this fabric the best.




not my photo


not my photo

Marilyn is so beautiful in all the photo stills I collected from the internet.






not my photo














Franklin Mint's version





Tonner's version





More pictures off the internet.
not my photo


not my photo


not my photo


not my photo


not my photo


not my photo


not my photo


Patterns Coming Soon!










"Something's Got to Give" Black and White Dress

You guys!  I am back!  I have several fashions that I finally finished and will be posting.



This dress was inspired by Marilyn Monroe's unfinished 1962 film "Something's Got to Give". 

not my photo

not my photo


This black and white cotton print fabric is so dang close to the original fabric that I can't believe it.

not my photo

not my photo

not my photo




Of course my Franklin Mint Marilyn had to have the dress made for her too.  




I actually found two black and white floral prints that are a good match to the original dress.  The background of this print is slightly grey.




Tonner's Marilyn wanted in on the action too.  She is wearing Gene's dress.

not my photo

I used the pictures of this pattern to help me figure out how to make the sarong style skirt.

not my photo


not my photo

The drawings of the pattern shapes can really come in handy.  I enlarged the front drape and altered it to fit my doll.


Patterns coming soon!

Monday, July 8, 2019

"Funny Face" Yellow Dress Part 2

not my photo

I have searched literally years for the perfect fabric to miniaturize this costume from Audrey Hepburn's 1957 film "Funny Face".  

It was impossible for me to find a yellow/orange floral without pink in it.  A good doll friend and customer advise me to not to be so obsessed about finding a floral without pink in it.

So I gave up being so picky and found a beautiful floral cotton lawn fabric.


This is my second attempt at this dress.  You can see my first try here.  The biggest improvement this time around was the hat.

This dress was only on the screen for a moment during the photo shoot montage.

Here are a few photos I found on the internet of the dress.

not my photo

not my photo


not my photo


not my photo


not my photo


not my photo


not my photo