Saturday, November 5, 2011

First Lady Michelle Goes Dreamettes Gold

First Lady (FL) Michelle Obama by Franklin mint wears Dreamette Effie's gold satin dress by Robert Tonner. Effie's dress was chosen instead of Deena or Lorelle's because FL Michelle's body is more curvy on the bottom than the latter two dolls. This redress, for me, was less expensive than the $90 gold dress made by Franklin MintEffie's gold platform heels fit FL Michelle, but I opted for her to wear off-white pumps that I embellished with heart-shaped rhinestones. 

I removed the posts from a pair of earrings before attaching the hearts to the shoes with clear rubber bands.   The hearts can be glued on later, if I decide I want them there permanently.

FL Michelle wears drop rhinestone earrings, and a gold toe ring serves as a bangle bracelet.


As illustrated above, after some tucking and pinning, Effie now wears a dress formerly worn by Tonner's American Models Basic doll (Rihanna).   The very tall Rihanna (named by me) now wears "Mountain Retreat," a Cherishedfriends.com exclusive by Tonner.

Redressing a doll is the next best thing to acquiring a new one and is far less expensive.

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12 comments:

  1. The First Lady looks smashing as always!

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  2. I like that color on the First Lady. We should see her in more fashions is you have them. How tall is she and do you keep her in a case?

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  3. Hi Ms. Leo,

    The other fashions that I have for the First Lady include her little black dress that she arrived wearing. I have dressed her in other Franklin Mint fashion made for their Jackie Kennedy and Princess Diana dolls.

    At $90 a whop, I will not be purchasing the other two fashions that Franklin Mint made for her.

    She does have a beautiful skin tone and stands 16 inches tall.

    I am still waiting for someone to make a vinyl version of President Obama. Until then she stands alone, not in a case, on my work desk for me to enjoy up close and personal while I work. I dust her frequently.

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  4. Please, add my kudos to the new dress on Mrs. Obama, she looks wonderful! I agree with you, it WOULD be nice to see a decent doll of the President in this scale, too.

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  5. She looks fabulous in that gold. Love the shoe embellishing too. Hmmm, wonder where the idea came from to redress her at this particular time? Your American Model doll is gorgeous. Huge, but gorgeous.

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  6. Thanks, Vanessa. FL Michelle has been redressed for about two weeks now. It took me a while to photograph her, which delayed the blog post.

    Rihanna is beautiful and is probably one of the last dolls that I will purchase in her size.

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  7. Love the Michelle redress.
    I have the other Effie dress.
    It's too large for my dolls though.

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  8. The First Lady looks gorgeous! I love the redress. The shoes are too cute!

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    Sorry about my english!

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  10. Hi Bego - I'm glad you found me. Thanks for your comment and for sharing a link to your blog. I'll check it out.

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