It's not really a mess, but it really is Phase 2. The stitching lines were marked with a water soluble blue pen, stitched, then spritzed with water so the lines disappear. What you see are doll limbs laying out to dry.
While sewing I like to listen to classical music or jazz -- anything calming and without lyrics so the voices don't get into my head. I also like to listen to (and partially watch) Turner Classic Movies. There's something soothing about the sound of old movies, even if the voices do get into my head. That's when I look up at the TV and find inspiration. This is a scene from Ziegfeld Girl, 1941, where all the women are in fanciful gowns. Ooh, if I can costume my dolls like a few of these. How fun!