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Nancy’s Garden in Quince Blossoms

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Many of the fashions I have made 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 boat necked 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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Nancy’s Garden in Exotic Zinnias

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I have always considered zinnias the cheerful, happy flowers of any garden.  They come in bright, tropical colors and are related to daisies and sunflowers.  The skirt of this gown is in shades of bright pink and tangerine orange tulle in alternating layers.  Encased in the tulle are bright pink and orange zinnias with touches of gold.  A row of glossy, dark green leaves forms the base and tiny orange and pink flowers are scattered around, along with pink Swarovski crystals for sparkle.  The strapless, peplum shaped bodice is made from an exotic iridescent silk that mixes orange with dark purple for a beautiful shimmer.  A hand painted silk ribbon ties at the waist.

This fashion fits most 1/6 scale fashion dolls, although the length will vary depending on the doll.

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Party Dress in Liberty of London High Tea

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From the most recent collection of Liberty of London Tana Lawn comes High Tea, a charming print of extravagant and delicious treats associated with the British tradition of afternoon tea.  Colors include turquoise blue, chartreuse, lavender, and bright pink on a pale pink ground.  The dress has an off the shoulder bodice with a ruched bust, embroidered with tiny pink beads and pearls.  The full skirt is given added volume from layers of turquoise tulle.  A turquoise silk bow belt defines the tiny waist.

This fashion fits most 1/6 scale fashion dolls.

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Chanel Suit and Scarf Set in Lavender Confetti

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A collaboration between Bellissima Couture and Inside the Fashion Doll Studio.  The scarf is handmade from pure silk and is derived from an actual Chanel scarf design of camellias in shades of cream, rose, and pale green.  Also included is an insignia box for storage and a gold scarf ring for styling.  The suit is Chanel inspired in a gorgeous lavender wool bouclé woven with multi colored specks.  The cropped jacket has bracelet length sleeves and is fully lined in cream silk.  A handmade fringed trim with vintage rose braid decorates the neckline.  A magnetic Chanel brooch sparkles on the lapel.  The accompanying strapless sheath is also made from the bouclé and has the rose braided trim along the top of the bodice.

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

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Coat Ensemble in Purple Cats

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A fun fabric from Japan that depicts rows of solemn cats in two shades of purple makes up this coat ensemble.  The coat is a classic swing style with bracelet length sleeves.  The coat is fully lined in vibrant spring green silk dupioni.  Iridescent purple beads act as buttons and a pavé crystal heart brooch sparkles on the collar.  The accompanying sheath dress has the green silk for the boat necked bodice and the cat print for the skirt.  A green silk belt with bronze buckle defines the waist.  Finally, a cat print tote bag with green silk handles holds all the essentials for a day of shopping.

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

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Alice’s Garden Party Dress

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From a collection of fabrics inspired by Alice in Wonderland, this depicts abstract flowers in beautiful shades of pink.  The bodice of the dress is off the shoulder with a gathered bust.  The gathers are highlighted by a cluster of tiny beads and pearls.  The full skirt is given added volume by layers of rose pink tulle.  A flexible headpiece of roses completes this dreamy, romantic look.

This fashion fits most 1/6 scale fashion dolls.

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Beaded Summer Sheath and Tote Bag in Flirty Flamingos

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Perfect for a day of shopping by the shore, a slim fitting sheath in turquoise blue with bright pink flamingos.  The sheath has an elaborate beaded collar of turquoise bugle beads alternating with pink seed beads.  A matching tote bag is perfect for carrying purchases or a furry friend.

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

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