Anna’s Ross for Barbie and friends

I’m working on a new pattern and decided Barbie needed a gown with a train and a fabulous wrap. I tried purple with it, but it seemed too dark. So I went for the pink instead. The dress is hand sewn from a vintage Anna Sui handkerchief. The wrap is silk. Available now in my Etsy shop.

Rouge Bouquet for Barbie and friends

This dress was inspired by a vintage sewing pattern, circa 1957. The seaming on the skirt is very unusual and I just had to give it a go. I used a vintage Anna Sui handkerchief in a vibrant shade of red with little silver dots in the centers of the flowers. To softly support the fullness of the skirt, I also made a lace petticoat. Rhinestone brooch is also included. Available now in my Etsy shop.

Inspiration photo

Anna Sui-T for Barbie and friends

This lovely suit is made from a vintage Anna Sui handkerchief. To accentuate the lovely shades of blue in the flowers, I made the bodice of the dress from turquoise China silk. And a bolero jacket of black silk tissue taffeta keeps off the chill. A striking turquoise rhinestone and pearl magnetic brooch completes the look. Available now in my Etsy shop.