Saturday, December 24, 2022

Vintage Red Winter Suit for Gene


SOLD  I recreated this vintage suit mostly because I loved the hat and wanted to see if I could make it.  (Inspiration pic at end.)  The suit is lightweight wool from but I lined it in a nude color to minimize staining.  The color is Minky Cuddle 3 which has a 3mm pile and is the perfect scale for fur accents on doll fashions. Tiny gold shank buttons over snaps close the jacket in front.   As for the hat, I used a wool blend felt.  I dampened it with Spray & Bond Fabric Stiffener before stretching it over a 2" styrofoam ball.  After securing it with a rubber band, I let it dry overnight.  I was able to bend the edge up and trim it to shape.  The ornament and the brooch on the collar are from the assortment of rhinestone nail art that I've been having a lot of fun with.  

Suit and hat are available for $130 plus $6 shipping in the US.

And since it's Christmas Eve, I used Photo Scissors to stick her in a themed background just for fun.  


  1. I've just discovered your blog (thank you, Pinterest!). You are such a talented seamstress!