50’s Classic for Barbie & Victoire Roux

This classic dress has a silk wrap inspired by a vintage Vogue pattern. An ultrasuede belt with rhinestone buckle cinches the waist, while a rhinestone brooch accents the collar of the wrap. Available now in my Etsy shop.

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Sweetheart Roses for Barbie & Victoire Roux

1BB7B9DA-5278-4131-9EC9-436434380FE4All 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.

 

Orange Blossoms for Barbie & Victoire Roux

I found this vintage hand-embroidered a while ago and fell in love with the soft color palette. Then I ran across a lovely peach linen hankie that matched perfectly. So after much internal debate, I decided a bubble skirt would best show off the circular design of the embroidery. The plain color bodice draws out the peach embroidery on the flowers. A rhinestone brooch and ultrasuede belt with rhinestone buckle complete the look. Available now in my Etsy shop.

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Custom order

This week I’ve been working on a custom order. The client sent me a Coach scarf and a bandana as well as pictures of the fashions she wanted created. Here is the result.

7E105F9F-5B97-416D-8041-8F4EBA570E8CA23DDFF4-1968-4C62-A639-388F0441118BI’m always happy to do a custom order, if you would like something made especially for you. Just message me from my Etsy shop to work out the details. 

Leaves of Gold II for Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux

I love to browse through photos of vintage sewing patterns on Etsy, eBay, and Pinterest. Recently, I ran across a vintage Vogue pattern from around 1958. The pattern featured a couple different wraps. One was especially unusual because it featured short puffed sleeves. I played around a bit and was able to figure out how to make a miniature version of the wrap.

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I decided to make a strapless dress to go underneath to really accentuate the lines of the wrap. And what better fabric to use than the vintage remnant of embroidered dupioni silk I found on eBay. I chose a princess seamed dress so I could really show off the embroidery. Available now in my Etsy shop.
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