Maggie the Cat for Barbie and friends

I finished the Elizabeth Taylor dress from the movie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I used a sheer white cotton batiste and made two skirts for the dress so you can’t see through it. The belt is made from ultrasuede with a rhinestone buckle. Available now in my Etsy shop.

Maggie the Cat for Barbie and friends

I had a request to make a sewing pattern for the iconic white dress Elizabeth Taylor wore in the film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I didn’t have the right white fabric on hand, so I decided to make a prototype from some Liberty of London tana lawn in rich shades of blue and green. (Don’t worry, I went shopping yesterday and found some white fabric so I can more closely replicate the original.) Dress available now in my Etsy shop.

Pink Plaid for Barbie and friends

I do love a good Burberry plaid, especially when it comes in pink! To really show it off, I cut the front panel of the dress on the bias and framed it with black polka dot fabric that continues up into the straps of the dress. Of course the look wouldn’t be complete without a hand sewn straw hat with silk ribbon embroidered flowers. Available now in my Etsy shop.

I’ve also just posted some hand knitted throws, hats and scarves, courtesy of my sister.

New sewing pattern for Barbie and friends

Hot off the presses (so to speak). Here’s a new sewing pattern for your favorite doll. This dress is fully lined, wraps in the front, and is fastened with a single snap.

And if you saw my post from last week about painting Barbie shoes with nail polish, I’ve been trying out some new colors. Good news is darker colors only take 2 coats of polish.