I’m in love with vintage wedding hankies. I can’t imagine how many hours it took someone to embroider these intricate designs by hand.
Of course the challenge of using these hankies for doll dresses is you only have an 11” square of fabric to work with. So if you want to make a design with a full skirt, you have to get creative. Once the skirt is cut out, there’s very little of the hankie left to make the bodice. So this time, I decided to make a wrap bodice using both the hankie and some silk tissue taffeta. I’m in love with how it turned out.
This fashion is available now in my Etsy shop.
Wedding hankies embroidered with colored threads are rare. This one with pink roses is especially nice. I paired it with pink handkerchief linen for the drop waist bodice, bow, and pillbox hat. Rhinestone brooch included. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Here’s an elegant 1950’s inspired wedding dress complete with pillbox hat and veil. Skirt and hat are made from a vintage hand embroidered wedding hankie. Bodice is made from silk tissue taffeta. Available now in my Etsy shop.
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.