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.

Eloise for Barbie and friends

I’ve been working on a new sewing pattern inspired by a few different sewing patterns from the 1940’s-50’s. The skirt of the dress was inspired by this illustration.

I found the skirt so unusual, I just had to try it out. It’s essentially a straight skirt with a 1/4 circle inset on one side for some asymmetrical fullness. The dress is sewn from Liberty of London Tana Lawn fabric. Fashion includes the coordinating hat. Available now in my Etsy shop.