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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Split Neck Wiggle Dress in Peacock Garden

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A figure hugging sheath dress in a lovely Chinoiserie patterned cotton with hand beaded details.  The print of the fabric depicts peacocks in an Asian garden filled with bamboo and colorful flowers in shades of lime, orange, turquoise and bright pink.  The neckline is slashed, resulting in a modified V.  The elegant peacock that is featured on the front of the dress sparkles with beads.  The sheath is fully lined in lime green silk.

This fashion fits most 1/6 scale fashion dolls.

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Strawberry Daiquiri Lace Party Dress

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This lace party dress is as refreshing as an iced drink on a warm summer day.  The strapless, dropped waist bodice is made from an iridescent strawberry silk, highlighted with band and bow detail in white silk at the top and at the waist.  The embroidered tulle skirt is especially full and given added volume by 6 layers of pale coral tulle.  The dress is tea length and perfect for sipping iced cocktails under the warm summer moon.

This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie, Victoire Roux, FR2

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Split Neck Wiggle Dress in Flea Market Fancy

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A classic wiggle dress silhouette with a split neckline.  The dress is fully lined in apricot silk dupioni.  The split neckline folds back to reveal the apricot silk lining.  A small white button secures each folded piece.  The fabric of the sheath is a coral pink cotton with small circles in apricot and white, outlined in red.

This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie, Poppy Parker, FR2 and Victoire Roux

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Alice’s Dream Coat Ensemble in Liberty of London Wonderment

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From Liberty of London’s Alice in Wonderland inspired collection, Wonderment represents Alice’s emotions and confusion upon her meeting with the Mad Hatter: with unanswerable riddles and nonsensical poetry. The design was specially chosen by Mark Richards, Chairman of the Lewis Carroll Society. Student Tingh Zi Lui designed this print and it features symbols and characters inspired by Alice’s dreams.

The ensemble consists of a classic swing coat in iridescent blue jade silk dupioni, fully lined in the Wonderment print.  Dark jade pearls act as buttons and a looking glass brooch on the collar is a nod to Through the Looking Glass.  The accompanying party dress is made from the print.  A narrow belt in acid green with a crystal buckle defines the waist.  Layers of lime green tulle gives fullness to the skirt.

This fashion fits most 1/6 scale fashion dolls.

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Bubble Dress in Liberty of London Meadow

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This vibrant floral from Liberty dates back to the 1930s and was printed from a wood block.  It comes in a number of colorways, and this one is perfect for a hot summer day in shades of yellow, peach, and bright orange with green leaves and stems.  The off the shoulder, dropped waist bodice has a ruched bust highlighted with orange and yellow beads and a center pearl.  A yellow silk bow belt defines the waist.  The voluminous bubble skirt is as light as air.

This fashion fits Silkstone Barbie (classic and articulated), Victoire Roux, FR2

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Les Cerises Party Gown

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Today I was inspired by this vintage gown to make my own version. 

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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.

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Pink Lemonade Beaded Wiggle Dress

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As refreshing as the drink for which it is named, this pale pink sheath pops with color.  The print of whole and cut lemons is so perfect for a hot summer day.  A beaded collar of alternating bright and pale pink bugle beads interspersed with yellow seed beads is a touch of sparkle that makes this sheath so special.

This fashion fits most 1/6 scale fashion dolls.

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