Petit Pink for Barbie, Poppy Parker and Victoire Roux

I found this hankie bordered with petit point flowers. I decided to use only the border to make the skirt … I just sewed strips of border together and then cut out the skirt from the new piece of fabric I made. The coordinating blouse is a made from silk tissue taffeta. A rhinestone brooch accents the portrait collar. Available now in my Etsy shop.

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Garden Party for Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux

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.

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