Orange Blossoms for Barbie & Victoire Roux

I found this vintage hand-embroidered a while ago and fell in love with the soft color palette. Then I ran across a lovely peach linen hankie that matched perfectly. So after much internal debate, I decided a bubble skirt would best show off the circular design of the embroidery. The plain color bodice draws out the peach embroidery on the flowers. A rhinestone brooch and ultrasuede belt with rhinestone buckle complete the look. Available now in my Etsy shop.

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Custom order

This week I’ve been working on a custom order. The client sent me a Coach scarf and a bandana as well as pictures of the fashions she wanted created. Here is the result.

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Christmas Party for Barbie and Victoire Roux

This dress proves two hankies are better than one. The bodice is hand sewn from rich red silk tissue taffeta. The skirt from a printed Christmas hankie features a shaped hemline with a bow detail. Under the dress is a full petticoat made from a vintage hand embroidered hankie. A magnetic rhinestone brooch adds that little bit of sparkle. Available now in my Etsy shop.

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It’s a Barbie Christmas … tree

The church my sister attends does a Festival of Trees event every year over the Thanksgiving weekend. Individuals choose a theme, decorate a tree in that theme, and then donate the tree for a silent auction that benefits local charities.

This year I talked my sister into a Barbie themed tree. Throughout the past year, we’ve been collecting ornaments, dolls, and a variety of Barbie items from eBay, Etsy, antique malls, dollar stores, and the GAW Barbie Convention. My mom made a tote bag, I made a tree skirt, my sister knitted a Barbie blanket, and we roped the whole family into making a variety of ornaments.

Tonight, we spent an hour and a half decorating our tree. I think someone’s little girl is going to have a very Merry Christmas!

Polka Dot Party for Barbie & Victoire Roux

I browsed the clearance rack at JoAnn Fabrics this week and stumbled upon some gorgeous coordinating fabrics by David Tutera (of the TV show, My Fair Wedding). I’ve seen his wedding supplies at Michaels and JoAnns, but who knew he did fabric too? I bought a couple yards of fabric and some matching ribbon, so watch for more dresses from this combo in the future.

For this first dress, I made what looks like a classic sheath dress out of the solid color, but added a bubble skirt from the coordinating sheer net fabric that has polka dots made from mini sequins. A wisp of a hat is held in place with an attached hairpin.

Available now in my Etsy shop.

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