My hankie stash

I’m always on the lookout for gorgeous vintage hankies to add to my stash. In normal circumstances, I like to haunt antique shops a couple times a month. But during this time, I’m limited to online resources like eBay and Etsy. In the past few weeks, I’ve purchased these exquisite petit point and hand embroidered hankies from online sellers. Which one shall I make into a Barbie dress next?

Afternoon Bride for Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux

You know me and vintage wedding hankies … I just can’t get enough of them! The hand embroidery is exquisite!

I was soaking a bunch of vintage hankies in OxyClean to brighten them and take away any yellowing from age when I found this one in my stash.

I made a new skirt pattern that was full enough to show off the embroidery but still fit on the 11” square hankie. Not an easy feat! I used scraps from another wedding hankie to make the bodice and hat. Belt and rhinestone brooch are included too. Available now in my Etsy shop.


Custom Barbie shoes

I’ve been running low on magnetic brooches and decided to make some more. I found some adorable little resin and rhinestone bows from the Etsy shop NailArtExtravaganza that I thought would be just perfect. So I ordered them, they arrived, and wow, are they tiny! I didn’t have any magnets on hand that were small enough. So rather than order smaller magnets … I pivoted and decided to dress up some Barbie shoes. Turns out the bows are exactly the right size to decorate Barbie shoes.


New Hankie Chic sewing pattern

I’ve just published a new sewing pattern for your favorite doll. Inspired by vintage fashions of the 1940’s, this versatile blouse and suspender skirt set pattern will soon become one of your favorites. The blouse includes a variety of collar options to choose from: no collar, Peter Pan collar, pointed collar, and folded portrait collar. Available and on sale now in my Etsy shop.