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Miss Dior 1949

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Since Sunday, I have been consumed with a single project; to re-create the iconic gown Miss Dior in 1/6 scale (see my previous post for details of the process).  My days have revolved around sewing hundreds and hundreds of tiny petals and flowers onto panels of white silk.  Then I went back and sewed pearls and tiny beads onto the petals.  The resulting gown is a meadow of spring flowers.  While I do not pretend that this is an exact copy, it is my homage to the original.

The gown is completely handmade, in the true couture tradition.  It is made of white silk, flowers and pearls.  There is not a drop of glue.  The gown will fit several types of dolls, such as Silkstone Barbie, Victoire Roux, and the new Fashion Royalty dolls.  It closes in the back with metal snaps.  It is completely lined in white silk.

Included with the gown are the pink gloves.  The model is a Red Moon Silkstone doll, repainted and restyled by Maryann Roy.  The doll is not included in this auction.

I cannot put a price on this gown and how much it meant to me to create it, so I am offering it to you in a Silent Auction format.  Beginning now, I will accept your bids via email at hildaewestervelt@gmail.com

Bids will be accepted until 7 pm Pacific time (10 pm east coast time) on Sunday, June 15.  If you choose to bid, you will be notified via email whether or not you have won the gown.

Thank you so much for all of the interest and encouragement that I have received during the course of this exciting project.  Enjoy!

 

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About hwesterv

Designer of couture fashions in 1/6 scale

12 responses »

  1. Thank you, my friend! Love your beautiful repaint.

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  2. STUNNING work my dear!

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  3. Gorgeous, Darling! Love!

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  4. Gorgeous dress, Hilda. And love the repainted doll by Maryann.

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  5. Ahhhhhh………………I knew this was going to be fabulous, and I know how many hours this took to create, the florals are perfection, it is as if you shrunk the original and I am just in awe.
    BRAVO my friend!♥

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  6. ibuysilkies@aol.com

    Your inspiration shines through out this gown…. you created beauty beyond compare. You must thrilled and exhausted at the same time! Congrats my dear!!!

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  7. Thank you so much, Brenda! It was a labor of love, for sure, but I loved it. I think I will tackle Charles James next.

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