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Nancy’s Garden in Quince Blossoms

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The sixth gown in a series honoring my mother Nancy and her love of flowers.  Many of the fashions I have made so far are inspired by the various flower beds at the house in which I grew up.  One bed was against the side of the house and was made up of a large quince bush.  The spines of a quince bush are formidable, but the blossoms are lovely and delicate, in shades ranging from peach to rosy coral and dark glossy green leaves.  The thicket also protected the earliest flowers in our garden, the crocuses, snow drops, and cillas.  There was also a flowering almond bush in that bed, whose flowers were like pom poms of pale pink.

The gown has a dropped waist, strapless bodice in rosy coral pink silk.  The full skirt is made up of 8 layers of palest pink tulle alternating with coral tulle.  Enclosed in the layers are flowers in shades of palest peach, darkening to coral pink.  Swarovski crystal dewdrops add sparkle.  A hand painted silk ribbon ties at the waist.

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

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Daisy Sheath Dress and Brooch Set

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A slim fitting classic sheath dress made from silk cotton lawn in a marvelous retro abstract floral.  The daisies are khaki colored with highlights in olive green on a turquoise blue ground.  The sheath is accompanied by a set of three magnetic brooches, which can be mixed and matched with this and other fashions.

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

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Sundress in Liberty of London Claire Aude

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This almost abstract floral print was inspired by several 1930s Liberty Tana Lawn prints. It was designed for Liberty in 1975. Claire-Aude has been a part of the  Classic Tana line since 1982.  It comes in a variety of colorways. This one is predominantly butter yellow with pale green and coral pink accents.  This sundress, perfect for a vacation in the tropics, has a strapless, dropped waist bodice and full skirt, given added volume from layers of coral pink tulle.  A silk bow belt in coral pink silk adds interest to the narrow waist.

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

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Nancy’s Garden in Blue Sky and Cherry Blossoms

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The fifth gown in a series honoring my mother Nancy and her love of flowers.  In the spring when the trees are in bloom and the sky is blue, if you look up through the flowers there is a beautiful contrast between the pink blossoms and vivid blue sky.  This is the inspiration for this dress.  Bright pink cherry blossoms, daisies and roses are encased in 8 layers of pale aqua tulle alternating with turquoise shimmer tulle.  Pink Swarovski crystals are scattered throughout for sparkle.  The boat necked bodice is made from dark aqua silk and sports a cherry blossom and crystal brooch sewn to the shoulder.

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

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Nancy’s Garden in Vibrant Pansies and Anemones

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The third gown in the series of fashions dedicated to my mother Nancy.  This gown also features pansies, her favorite flowers, but in a more vibrant color palette.  The pansies are dark purple with magenta.  Dark, glossy green leaves are punctuated with bright blooms in shades of turquoise blue, magenta and shades of purple.  The flowers are randomly highlighted with Swarovski crystals for sparkle.  The flowers are encased in a skirt made from 8 layers of turquoise blue tulle.  The boat necked bodice is made from peacock blue silk.  The shoulders are decorated with tiny seed beads in purple and blue.  A hand painted ombre silk ribbon in turquoise and purple adds interest to the waist line.

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

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Nancy’s Garden in Periwinkle Pansies

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The second installment in the series of dresses dedicated to my mother Nancy, this gown is inspired by pansies, her favorite flower.  Eight layers of lilac tulle encase a bevy of blooms in shades of periwinkle blue, lavender, orchid, and pale pink.  Shiny, dark green ivy leaves are a contrast to the delicate flowers, many of which have a Swarovski crystals in the center for sparkle.  The bodice is a simple boatneck in lilac silk with a band of French ombre ribbon at the waist.

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

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Classic Suit in Graphic Black and White with Accessories

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A classic suit in a black and white floral print that can be accessorized with four different belts and 5 magnetic brooches.  The suit jacket has a wide collar and peplum, paired with a slim pencil skirt.  Suit is fully lined in white silk.  Accessories include a yellow silk belt with a bow, a red silk belt with a gold buckle, a turquoise blue silk belt with bow, and a pale pink silk belt with an oval buckle.  The five brooches are magnetized and can be used with the suit or any other fashion you like.

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

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