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?
You know me and vintage wedding hankies … I just can’t get enough of them! The hand embroidery is exquisite!
I was soaking a bunch of vintage hankies in OxyClean to brighten them and take away any yellowing from age when I found this one in my stash.
I made a new skirt pattern that was full enough to show off the embroidery but still fit on the 11” square hankie. Not an easy feat! I used scraps from another wedding hankie to make the bodice and hat. Belt and rhinestone brooch are included too. Available now in my Etsy shop.