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Strawberry Thief Sheath Suit

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Part of Liberty of London’s Classic Tana Lawn range, Strawberry Thief features birds intertwined with intricate florals and wild strawberries. It was originally designed by the legendary William Morris in 1883.  It takes as its subject the thrushes that Morris found stealing fruit in the kitchen garden of his countryside home, Kelmscott Manor, in Oxfordshire. 

Shades of grey, blue, rose and muted greens result in a sophisticated color palette.  The sheath dress has the print as the boat necked bodice and the skirt is made from silk shambala in shades of soft green.  Shambala is woven from three different silks, tussah, jitta, and noil, each of which takes on color differently, resulting in an ombre effect. 

The short swing jacket is made from the shambala and is fully lined in the Liberty print.  A scarf attaches to the top of the jacket and ties loosely in front, where it is held in place by a silver bird brooch.  Another band of the Liberty print marks the transition between the bodice and skirt on the skirt.

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

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