Wedding hankies embroidered with colored threads are rare. This one with pink roses is especially nice. I paired it with pink handkerchief linen for the drop waist bodice, bow, and pillbox hat. Rhinestone brooch included. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Here’s an elegant 1950’s inspired wedding dress complete with pillbox hat and veil. Skirt and hat are made from a vintage hand embroidered wedding hankie. Bodice is made from silk tissue taffeta. Available now in my Etsy shop.
This unusual hankie has appliqued butterflies accented with hand embroidery in shades of pink, peach, and aqua. I paired it with peach dupioni silk for the bodice. I think it looks especially nice on blonde and redheaded dolls. Available now in my Etsy shop.
I found this gorgeous petit point hankie on eBay a couple weeks ago and narrowly won the bid. I love the border of petit point roses and hand stitched eyelet. I used half of the hankie on this dress and paired it with pink silk tissue taffeta. Still deciding how to use the other half of the hankie. This dress is now available in my Etsy shop.
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?