Holiday Plaid for Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux

I know, I know. It’s not even Halloween yet, and here I am posting a Christmas dress. But the holidays will be here before we know it, so I thought I better get started. Available now in my Etsy shop.



2 days left in doll/Hankie Chic fashions auction

There are only 2 days left of bidding for these Silkstone Barbie dolls dressed in Hankie Chic fashions from one of my customer’s collection. I’m so tempted to bid on some of these dolls. Love the Happy Go Lightly doll with her hair down. I compiled some of the photos for you. BTW, there are also some model muse Barbies and Fashion Royalty dolls in Hankie Chic fashions (not pictured) in the same auction. I love how they put together doll fashions by color or theme. What a nice trip down memory lane. Sigh.

Doll auction site


Kaleidoscope for Skipper

When I was a child, my sisters and I did not have a Barbie doll … instead, we had all her friends. Like Midge, Allen, Ricky, Julie, and the original Skipper doll with the red bathing suit. My theory is aunts and uncles assumed we already had Barbie, so for birthdays and Christmas we got the other dolls.

This week, I bought a reproduction Skipper doll. And some vintage Skipper sewing patterns. And then I started sewing. Instead of a traditional full skirt made from a rectangle, I followed the shape of the round hankie to take advantage of the design on the round hankie.

This fashion is available now in my Etsy shop.


Preowned Hankie Chic fashions and fashion dolls on auction

One of my frequent customers has Silkstone Barbies and other fashion dolls — most dressed in Hankie Chic fashions —up for auction. It’s an online auction with live bidding on September 18. Each listing seems to be for 2 or more redressed dolls — and there are a lot of listings! If you missed out on a particular Hankie Chic fashion or Silkstone doll in the past few years, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here. Follow the link below to check it out.


Auction site

Autumn Bouquet

It seems like it has been a while since I’ve made a dress from a petit point hankie. I found this stunning petit point hankie on eBay in a lot of embroidered mourning hankies. The embroidery is so lush and gorgeous that I started sewing almost as soon as I opened the package. I used blue silk tissue taffeta for the waistband and side drape. Available now in my Etsy shop.