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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Check out the Gallery!

Some of the feedback that I have received about the new website is that you can no longer browse through my past creations.  Since this is something that I love to do on the sites of my fellow doll clothiers, I have set up a gallery page and am adding my favorite past designs to it gradually.  So enjoy, and thanks so much for the feedback! This site is a work in progress and will continue to develop and improve.

One of my earlier outfits. Photo taken by Maryann Roy for Fashion Doll Quarterly

Wiggle Dresses!

I have some classic 1960s wiggle dresses to offer up for sale.  Now that the weather is getting cooler these dresses will be the perfect, elegant look for a lunch with friends or shopping.

These dresses will fit Silkstones, vintage Barbie and Fashion Royalty (length is just above the knee on the taller dolls).

  • Price is $65.00
  • Shipping is free in the US.  For international, please inquire.
  • If you would like to purchase, please email me at

These first two wiggle dresses are made of vintage Liberty of London wool challis.  Liberty of London is known for its classic florals.  This vintage challis is no longer produced.

Autumn Floral: SOLD

Navy Floral: SOLD

The next two dresses are made of silk noil.  The first is a fresh pastel plaid with a perky silk dupioni bow just below the bust.  The second is chartreuse noil accented with a pink Swarovski crystal brooch.  Also included is a chiffon scarf in a retro print.

Pastel Plaid: SOLD

Chartreuse Noil: SOLD

Sets by Maryann Roy, Welcome Home

Bellissima on display at The Silk Road

This past Saturday I was delighted to be invited to a special one year anniversary party at my friend Gay Appleby’s fabric shop The Silk Road.  Since I am a frequent patron of the shop and use many of Gay’s fabrics in my fashions, she asked me to make a few outfits to display at the party.  During the course of the afternoon I met so many talented, creative people!  Many commented that my fashions brought back memories of saving pocket money in order to buy a new outfit for Barbie each week.  What a compliment!  Because of course, that is what I, and all my fellow doll clothiers, are aiming for when we make these tiny ensembles.

I snapped a few photos of my setup and am sharing them with you.   You will notice many of the girls are toting the amazing work of La Boutique.  People were very impressed by the bags!  Sadly, I could not claim credit for them.

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Bellissima Couture Gets a New Look!

Hello friends and welcome to the new look of Bellissima Couture!

Since 2007 crafting miniature couture has been a wonderful hobby, but starting this September it has become my profession.  Making fashions is now my full time job.  With this transition, I have decided that I will no longer be taking commissions, but rather will introduce a few new fashions a week that will be offered here for sale.  With this change I am hoping to return to making more outfits.  For those of you who love the individual pieces, not to worry! I will continue to offer wiggle dresses, party dresses and other Bellissima favorites from time to time.  And if there is something you are missing or would love to see me make, just post a request in the comments!