Today I was inspired by this vintage gown to make my own version.
When I am inspired by real fashions, I rarely make an exact copy. It usually isn’t feasible to make exact copies in miniature, so I try to get the overall impression of the fashion. I chose this gorgeous tone on tone Indian silk brocade woven with flowers in cherry pink silk. Unlike most brocades, this one is as light as air with a beautiful hand. The bodice has one shoulder and then a strap on the other side. A dressmaker’s bow marks the point where the strap meets the bodice. The skirt is extra full, with layers of fuchsia tulle. A wide cummerbund draws attention to the tiny waist.
This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie. It may fit other dolls, but please inquire as there is no guarantee.