Pink Plaid for Barbie and friends

I do love a good Burberry plaid, especially when it comes in pink! To really show it off, I cut the front panel of the dress on the bias and framed it with black polka dot fabric that continues up into the straps of the dress. Of course the look wouldn’t be complete without a hand sewn straw hat with silk ribbon embroidered flowers. Available now in my Etsy shop.

I’ve also just posted some hand knitted throws, hats and scarves, courtesy of my sister.

New dresses for Barbie and friends

I’ve been working on perfecting a new patten, and that means I have two new dresses in my Etsy shop. Both prints are by Liberty of London, although one dress is made a vintage handkerchief and one is from their fabulous tana lawn fabric that I picked up from JoAnn Fabrics earlier this week.

Strawberry Lemonade made from Liberty tana lawn. Who wears it better – Barbie or Poppy?
Confetti Flowers, hand sewn from a vintage Liberty of London handkerchief

Midnight Blooms for Barbie and friends

What’s better than a Barbie dress made from a vintage hankie? How about a dress made from two vintage hankies! I discovered I had two hankies that coordinated beautifully — one a designer printed hankie and one with hand embroidered edges. I’d been wanting to try substituting a hankie with beautiful edging for lace on this skirt pattern, and I had enough of the hankie left to continue it onto the bodice (just had to draft a new bodice pattern to make it work). I love how the triangles of embroidered hankie emphasize the hourglass shape. And with all the flowers on the dress, I just had to do the photo shoot in my flower shop. Fashion available now in my Etsy shop.

Picnic Posies for Poppy Parker and Victoire Roux

It’s been a hot week, so I decided it was time to make a crop top and capris. I had some beautiful Liberty London Tana Lawn fabric that paired nicely with a vintage hand embroidered hankie. This is the first pair of lined pants I’ve made. They don’t fit Silkstone or vintage Barbie … Barbie’s calves are too curvy to fit the capris (note to self, if I make these again, cut them a little more generous in the calves!). Available now in my Etsy shop.