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.
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.
I just added a new Barbie sewing pattern to my shop. And to make it even more fun, everything in my shop is on sale. But hurry! Because the sale ends April 30!
I fell in love with this vintage designer handkerchief by Fendi; the colors are amazing! I paired it with green Dupioni silk for the waistband and side drape. Available now in my Etsy shop.
This dress is sewn entirely by hand from a silk Barbie scarf and pink silk fabric. Available now in my Etsy shop.
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.
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.
I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this black silk scarf with the pink Barbie logo all over it. I paired it with touches of pink silk. I think this dress may go fast, but I do have more of this scarf left to make more dresses! Available now in my Etsy shop.
I had just enough of the Barbie hankie left to make this halter dress. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Who knew that at one time Mattel made Barbie print handkerchiefs? I recently discovered them and have purchased several to make into dresses. This hankie is my favorite that incorporates a mod print with Barbie’s silhouette. And what better to go with the dress than a Barbie silhouette rhinestone brooch. Available now in my Etsy shop. Go to http://www.hankiechic.etsy.com.