1:6 scale hand embroidered pillows

My stash of vintage petit point and embroidered hankies has been calling my name. Sometimes, the hankie design is simply too small to use in a Barbie fashion, or the hankie has age marks or damage that would prevent me from using the entire thing. But I can’t bear to waste the lovely embroidery, so Barbie size pillows are the perfect solution. I’ve just posted this new collection in my Etsy shop.

Petit Violets for Barbie and friends

I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this gorgeous petit point handkerchief. The embroidery is so finely detailed, I kind of felt bad cutting it up (not too bad, though, as I seemed to manage it!). This dress will fit a variety of dolls, as I tried it on many of my girls before I picked Silkstone Audrey Hepburn to model. What can I say, she’s a classic. Available now in my Etsy shop.

Cherry Blossoms for Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux

Back in the day, when you were in mourning, you not only wore black dresses, but also black accessories, including handkerchieves. Among the vintage black mourning hankies can be found some exquisite examples of petit point embroidery, such as this one. The colorful flowers just pop off the black background. It’s unusual to find a hankie with such a large area of petit point embroidery, so I decided to show it off on a full length skirt. An elegant peplum blouse of violet silk tissue taffeta finishes the look. Available now in my Etsy shop.

Petit Elegance for Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux

A year ago or so, I purchased yardage of vintage hand embroidered petit point trim. I decided my new dress pattern was the perfect avenue for this trim. I used it as an inset in the skirt and to make an elegant wrap. The rest of the dress is hand sewn from lavender Dupioni silk that coordinated beautifully with the embroidered pansies. A matching hat and magnetic rhinestone brooch complete the look. Available now in my Etsy shop.