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Monthly Archives: March 2016

En Vacances in Liberty of London Purple Birkbeck

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This lovely Liberty fabric is part of the 2015 Spring/Summer line.  It features a watercolor rendition of flowers commonly found in an English garden; Fox Gloves, Blue Bells and Penstemon in shades of periwinkle, purple, and orchid pink.  The boat necked sundress has a full skirt split in front to show the orchid pink silk capri pants.  A matching bow belt defines the waist and a knotted headscarf keeps every hair in place.

This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie (Classic and Articulated), and Poppy Parker

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One Shouldered Cocktail Ensemble in Liberty of London Hera

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Named after the Greek goddess Hera whose sacred animal was the peacock, this fabric was designed in 1887 and features an iconic peacock feather pattern. It is now part of the Classic Tana Lawn collection.

This is an elegant ensemble inspired by a cocktail dress by Madame Grès from 1957.  The bodice has one shoulder, embroidered with tiny beads in shades of green and turquoise blue.  The dramatic peacock print has shades of pale olive green, turquoise blue, French blue, and cantaloupe orange.  The full skirt is split in front, revealing capri pants in iridescent cantaloupe orange silk.  An orange silk hand fringed sash ties at the waist.  Dangling earrings with green and turquoise Miyuki beads are an elegant finishing touch.

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

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Sheath Suit in Liberty of London Kaylie Sunshine Pink

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A chic little sheath suit in a lovely print for spring.  The print is an impressionistic watercolor floral with shades of pink, purple, and olive green.  A belt of the same fabric with a pearl buckle defines the waist.  The skirt is made of orchid pink silk noil.  The boxy, cropped jacket is made of the orchid pink silk noil, fully lined in the Kaylie print.  A scarf in the print acts as a collar and then turns into a scarf with hand fringed edges.  The scarf fastens  loosely in front with a tiny silver bow brooch. 

This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker,  Nu Face, and FR2

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En Vacances in Liberty of London Rachel

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Liberty of London’s Rachel was newly introduced to the Tana Lawn Classics for AW15 / 2016.  This particular colorway of teal, yellow, and fuchsia is fresh and filled with honey suckles, buttercups and Queen Anne’s lace. 

The sundress has a bateau neckline and full skirt that is split in the front to show the candy pink silk capri pants.  A pink silk bow belt defines the waist.  A knotted head wrap keeps every hair in place.

This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie (classic and articulated), Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux.

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En Vacances in Liberty of London Ros

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This breezy style features a sundress with a split front, revealing capri pants in dark red silk. The print is of tiny pansies in shades of pink and red on a white ground with pops of spring green.  A matching bow belt defines the waist. A knotted head wrap keeps every hair in place. 

This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie (classic and articulated), Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux.

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Pink Lemonade Mix and Match Series

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When I found this fabric last week, I could almost taste the tartness of the lemons.  It felt like summer.  The prints are all related in color and pattern. 

The first outfit is a coat ensemble with pants and a top.  The capri pants are made from bright lemon yellow silk.  The sleeveless shell is made from white eyelet lined with pink silk, giving a touch of color that shows through the holes in the eyelet.  The swing coat in made from a brilliant print in bright pink, white, and yellow and is fully lined in bright yellow silk.  Faceted white glass beads serve as buttons and a white enamel flower brooch shines on the collar.

The second outfit is a slim sheath dress in the same lemon print at the coat, but in shades of yellow.  A white silk sash and bow defines the waist and a silver and pearl brooch sparkles on the bodice. The dress is fully lined in white silk.

The third outfit is a Rockabilly dress in pale pink scattered with bright yellow lemons.  The sweetheart bodice has a pleated band that stretches under the bust and over the shoulders as straps.  A full skirt invites twirling at a summer mixer.

All outfits fit Silkstone Barbie (classic and articulated), Poppy Parker, Victoire Roux, and FR2

All three outfits are sold separately on Etsy.

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En Vacances in Liberty of London Mrs. Monroe

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This delicate Liberty pattern is part of the 2015 collection of Alice in Wonderland inspired prints and was made by Alex Monroe, an established handmade jewellery designer.  Alex named the print after his mother and was inspired by this passage from the book.

”O Tiger – Lily!” said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind, ”I wish you could talk!”
”We can talk,” said the Tiger Lily: ”when there’s anybody worth talking to.”– Lewis Carroll

Tiny dragonflies flit among the flowers in this garden of bright pink lilies, and delicate blooms in periwinkle blue.

This breezy style features a sundress with a split front, revealing capri pants in raspberry pink silk.  A matching bow belt defines the waist.  A knotted head wrap keeps every hair in place.

This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie (classic and articulated), Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux.

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