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Monthly Archives: December 2015

For Love or Money Hostess Gown in Liberty of London Dancing Women

Critically acclaimed singer and fashion trendsetter Florence Welch of ‘Florence and the Machine’ visited the Liberty archives to select two of her favorite designs for the 2011 collection. This colorway of the Dancing Ladies Liberty Print was one such design, a wonderful traditional Liberty floral containing ‘Dancing Ladies’ reminiscent of Indian miniatures. It has been a very popular style within the past Liberty collections, especially in the 1920s and 30s.  The predominant colors are dark persimmon orange, golden olive, and teal on a rich blue ground.  Ladies dance to the music of the sitar, played by young men in a garden setting.  Spotted fawns, peacocks and other creatures stand by.

The hostess gown has a full skirt that is slit on one side, revealing the slim trousers in olive gold silk worn below.  A sash of dark orange woven with pink is hand fringed.

This fashion fits most 1/6 scale dolls, although the pants may not fit dolls with wider hips such as Severine or FR2

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For Love or Money Hostess Gown in Liberty of London Ianthe

Created by well known French Art Nouveau designer, R. Beauclair, in approximately 1900, the Ianthe pattern for Liberty of London is one of their most iconic and beloved prints.  This colorway features red and shades of blue with accents in burnt orange, green, and cream.  The full, floor length skirt is slit on one side, revealing cherry red silk capri pants.  A royal blue silk sash with hand fringed detail is the perfect finishing touch.

This fashion fits most 1/6 scale dolls, although the pants may not fit dolls with larger hips, such as Severine or FR2 dolls.

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Happy Birthday Sale on Etsy!

Hello my friends!   Since my birthday is tomorrow, I am offering you a coupon for everything in my Etsy shop.  Just type happybirthday25 in the coupon spot when checking out and save 25% on your entire purchase!  The coupon is good through Friday, December 18.  Happy shopping and Happy Holidays!

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Red Lace Party Dress

An elegant lace gown for Christmas.  The strapless, dropped waist bodice is red silk overlaid with red lace.  The skirt is made from the same lace with an eyelash hem and layers of red shimmer tulle.  Tiny rhinestone bows decorate the bodice.

This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie, Victoire Roux, and FR2 dolls

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Holiday Hostess Gown in Christmas Patchwork

When I was a little girl my mother had a long quilted patchwork hostess skirt that she wore at the holidays.  When I saw this charming fabric of vintage Christmas postage stamps, I was reminded of that skirt and made this hostess gown.  The gown is tea length and slit on one side to reveal the pine green silk pants underneath.  A red silk hand fringed sash adds drama.

This fashion fits most 1/6 scale dolls, although the pants may not fit FR2 bodies or Severine.  Please let me know if you would like the fashion to fit these dolls and I will adjust them accordingly.

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Holiday Day Dress in Poinsettia

A striking holiday print of poinsettia on a black background with touches of gold makes up this elegant day dress.  The bodice is off the shoulder with a V neck. A red silk band and bow detail add interest to the bodice and a full skirt invites twirling under the mistletoe.

This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie, Victoire Roux, and FR2

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Plaid Tidings Tunic and Pants

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Poppy is preparing to decorate the house in this charming pants and tunic ensemble.  The pants are made of polished cotton plaid in red and green with lines of gold.  The loose fitting tunic is made of red silk satin with a boat neck, 3/4 length sleeves and side slits for comfort and ease.  A wreath brooch in red and green gems and pearls adds a touch of sparkle to the tunic (removable).

This fashion fits most 1/6 scale dolls.

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