All of my fashions are sewn entirely by hand with needle and thread … no sewing machines in sight. I use a back stitch with tiny stitches that give a secure and accurate seam so your fashion will fit perfectly. Each fashion is fully lined.
This dress was sewn from two hankies: a rare vintage round hankie and an embroidered hankie. The classic silhouette features a bubble skirt and shaped v-neck bodice. Dress includes an ultrasuede belt with pink buckle. Dress and belt are fastened with metal snaps. Available now in my Etsy shop.
From now through December 3, save 20% when you spend $95 in my Etsy shop. And, as always, free shipping when you spend $35 or more (US only). It’s the perfect time to buy your favorite doll a Christmas present!
Hankie Chic Sale
The church my sister attends does a Festival of Trees event every year over the Thanksgiving weekend. Individuals choose a theme, decorate a tree in that theme, and then donate the tree for a silent auction that benefits local charities.
This year I talked my sister into a Barbie themed tree. Throughout the past year, we’ve been collecting ornaments, dolls, and a variety of Barbie items from eBay, Etsy, antique malls, dollar stores, and the GAW Barbie Convention. My mom made a tote bag, I made a tree skirt, my sister knitted a Barbie blanket, and we roped the whole family into making a variety of ornaments.
Tonight, we spent an hour and a half decorating our tree. I think someone’s little girl is going to have a very Merry Christmas!
I’ve started working on my OOAK Barbie doll for the charity auction at the 2020 GAW Barbie Convention. The theme is A Knight to Remember, so I’ve decided I’m making a princess Barbie. I know … so original.
I found a repaint artist to collaborate with me; her seller name on eBay is Dolls-in-Reverse. She normally repaints and/or reroots Barbie Fashionistas, but I convinced her to try repainting a Silkie for me. The doll just arrived in the mail today and I’m thrilled with the results! For her first attempt at a Silkie, I think she knocked it out of the park. I gave Mindy the color palette I wanted her to work from to coordinate with the silk fabric I’m planning to use for the dress. (What that final dress will look like … I haven’t decided yet.)
The doll was originally Suite Retreat. I love her auburn hair color, but I’ve never been a fan of her original face paint — she just looks harsh to me. But Mindy has managed to soften her look and I think she looks amazing! Here are the before and after images. What do you think?
I’ve been browsing vintage patterns again and got inspired by this flattering waistline detail. This fashion is now available in my Etsy shop.
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.
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