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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Two Martini Lunch

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In honor of the return of Mad Men in two weeks I have been thinking a lot about those sleek fashions of the 1960s.  This new sheath style has a square neckline and cap sleeves.  The fabric is a fine wool suiting with a tiny bit of stretch, for a fabulous fit.  Tiny black grosgrain bows trim the sleeves.  Fully lined in white silk.

If you would like to add this fashion to your collection, please email me

$85.00 SOLD



Spring Fling in “Kitchy Kitchen”

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Poppy models a new version of Spring Fling in a fabulous print called “Kitchy Kitchen.  Purple, magenta, teal and bright green are the colors found in the retro floral print of the swing coat.  Large white buttons decorate the front.  A sleeveless shell of white eyelet is fully lined in white silk.  Capri pants in magenta silk noil complete this look that is perfect for a Spring day.

Although modeled on Poppy Parker, this fashion will also fit Silkstone Barbie and similarly sized dolls.  Edition of One.

If you are interested in adding this fashion to your collection, please email me at

$125.00 SOLD


Spring Fling in “New Chick on the Block”

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Poppy models another version of her favorite coat ensemble in a fabulous retro print called “New Chick on the Block.”  The colors of the swing coat are vibrant blue, green and coral.  Fun floral buttons in citron decorate the front of the coat.  Turquoise blue silk noil pants and a white eyelet shell are the perfect companion to the colorful, vibrant coat.

Although modeled on Poppy, this ensemble will also fit Silkstones and other similar dolls.  Edition of one only.

If you would like to add this outfit to your collection, email me at

$125.00 SOLD



Spring Fling

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Miss Poppy Parker models a vibrant outfit for Spring.  The swing coat is a brightly colored cotton floral with bright yellow, pink and green.  Bright yellow buttons decorate the coat, which is fully lined in white silk.  Underneath the coat, Poppy wears a shell top in white cotton eyelet, and bright pink silk noil Capri pants.

Edition of 1

$125.00 SOLD







Claire Suit

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A spring suit in Liberty of London print “Claire.”  The ensemble is made up of a sheath in a floral print of pale yellow, leaf green and rose, and a cropped jacket in leaf green silk shambala (a blend of silk tussah, noil and jitta).  The jacket is fully lined in the Claire floral and sports a rounded collar, pearl buttons and a gold bow brooch on the collar.  The sheath has a ruched cummerbund in pale yellow silk taffeta. 

This ensemble is modeled on a Silkstone, but will fit most 12″ dolls.  There is only one of these fashions. I will not be taking orders.

If you are interested in purchasing this outfit, please email me at

$110.00 SOLD


Vintage Bubble Ensemble

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A lovely vintage fabric with blooms in rose pink and coral on a cream ground.  The fabric is flocked with rose and cream dots.  The dress is an off the shoulder, dropped waist bubble dress.  The bust is ruched.  A band hat is covered in vintage coral flowers.  White slip on heels sport small pink silk bows.

This ensemble includes the dress, band hat, and bow trimmed heels.  The dress will fit most 12 inch fashion dolls, including Silkstones and Victoire.

There is only one of these ensembles.  I will not be taking orders.

If you are interested in adding this ensemble to your collection, please email me at

$95.00 SOLD






Three Spring Dresses

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Yesterday I took three of my favorite new cotton fabrics and made some pretty springtime dresses.  They are shown on Silkstones, but will also fit Victoire and most other 12 inch dolls.  There is only one of each dress.  I will not be taking orders.

Juliet: Aqua cotton with a pearl finish.  The pattern is of roses and birds. The deep aqua silk sash and drape complement the pale aqua of the print.  The ruched neckline is finished with a cluster of pearls and seed beads.

$75.00 SOLD


Tuileries: A rosy cream background with a delicate floral pattern in darker pink is punctuated with rose topiaries.  I love this Tilda fabric, imported from Norway, via England.  A dark rose silk bow demarcates the bust and a Swarovski crystal brooch adds sparkle to the shoulder.

$75.00 SOLD


Nantucket Rose Garden: Back east, we call this color Nantucket Red, but it is also very commonly seen in French country palettes.  An off the shoulder, V-necked bodice flares into a flirty bubble skirt.

$75.00 SOLDIMG_4153IMG_4155

A Change

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Hello My Friends,

First of all, I want to tell you how much I value all of you for your support.  When I lost my job a few years ago, I was able to turn to my sewing to make a living.  You are the reason that I was able to do that, and I am so grateful.  Over the last year, however, I have overextended myself and gotten very bogged down in making multiples of the same fashion. 

I am  changing my way of doing things from here on out.  Up to this point, I have taken orders for multiples of a fashion.  But from now on I am going to limit each fashion to one.  That means that I will be able to offer fashions with more frequency and variety.  It also means that you will not have to wait for your fashions to be made.  The first person to pay for the fashion will have it shipped to him/her the next day.  If there is a lot of interest in a fashion, I will consider making it again at a later time and would be happy to add your name to a list.

Those of you who have placed orders already, no worries. They will be completed and shipped in the next few weeks. 

I appreciate your understanding and hope that you are as excited about this change as I am.




Springtime Sheath

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Although many of you feel like Winter will never end, today is the first day of Spring.  I came across this beautiful cotton in my fabric stash today.  It is a pale blush pink with a pearly finish.  Roses bloom luxuriously and swallows flit in and out of the flowers, thinking of nest building, no doubt.  A blush pink silk sash and oversized bow mark the waist.  The neckline is ruched and stitched with various sizes and colors of pearls.  Feminine and pretty.

If you are interested in owning this fashion, please email me at

$80.00 SOLD



Picardie Sheath Set

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A gal on the go can never have too many sheath sets, especially in vibrant colors and prints.  This vivid Liberty of London print “Picardie” was part of the spring 2012 line and was inspired by the film “A Clockwork Orange.”  A pleated cummerbund in teal blue silk picks up the teal in the print.  A stylish cropped bolero jacket in magenta silk noil is fully lined in the Picardie print and sports a covered button at the neck.

If you are interested in this fashion, please email me at

$95.00 SOLD