Irlande for Barbie and friends

I’ve been busy sewing to get ready for the GAW Barbie Convention in April, so I haven’t been posting many dresses lately, but here’s a new one I just listed in my Etsy shop. It’s inspired by a 1957 Christian Dior design. It’s hand sewn from clary sage silk taffeta from Silk Baron.

2024 Hankie Chic mini calendars available now

I sold out of my 2023 calendars before Christmas last year, so I ordered a larger quantity of my 2024 calendars. Calendars are designed by me and feature photos of my one of a kind dresses for Barbie and friends. These are professionally printed on premium card stock and spiral bound for ease of use. At just 6” x 4”, they fit nicely into a purse or satchel. And they make great table gifts for your next doll convention. Calendars are available now in my Etsy shop.

New sewing pattern for Barbie and friends

If you like making the easy bodices from my sewing patterns Party Time, Evening Gala, Holliday Affair, and Lavinia, you’ll love this bodice pattern as well. All of these bodice patterns have no pesky side seams to worry about and use straps that you tack onto the back of the bodice for a perfect fit. The Lorali bodice features a wide v-neckline with straps that sit just off the shoulder and form cap sleeves. The skirt may look complicated, but it just requires a series of simple steps to complete beautifully, with each step illustrated with photos. Pattern available now in my Etsy shop.