Nostalgic Pink for Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker and Victoire Roux

I don’t know about you, but I love a dress with pockets! So when I ran across this vintage sewing pattern with pockets in the skirt, I knew I had to give it a go. I simplified the bodice a bit, but the skirt is a replica of the original pattern, complete with the flaps on the pocket. Available now in my Etsy shop.

Fendi for Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux

I had just enough leftover fabric from the Fendi handkerchief to make a strapless dress with sweetheart neckline and matching tote bag. But with a spring chill still in the air, I decided Barbie needed a little shrug jacket and belt to go with her dress until warmer weather appears. This fashion available now in my Etsy shop.

Modeling this garment is my Silkstone Barbie Happy Go Lightly, repainted by Mindy Matthews of the eBay shop, Dolls-in-Reverse.

Summer Romance for Silkstone Barbie and Victoire Roux

It’s unusual to find vintage hankies with an allover print in the center. Most hankies have an elaborate border, or something large in one corner. This blue and white print was so crisp and with warmer weather returning, it reminded me of summer. So I used my new princess seamed halter bodice pattern (pattern will be available soon!) with a fuller skirt and quite literally used every scrap of the hankie to do so. Dress available now in my Etsy shop.

Pucci Prego for Silkstone Barbie & Victoire Roux

I stumbled upon this Pucci scarf in some of my favorite colors and decided to make a dress for our favorite doll.

Emilio Pucci (20 November 1914 – 29 November 1992) was a Florentine Italian fashion designer and politician. He and his eponymous company are synonymous with geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colors. His designs are known for incorporating his signature, Emilio. So I made sure to highlight his signature on one side of this dress.

I decided these photos were a perfect place to show off a miniature watercolor painting of the Tuscan countryside that I picked up in Florence on our last international vacation before COVID. Hopefully someday we can go back.

Dress is available now in my Etsy shop.