Monday, August 21, 2023

Vintage Party Dress Repro for Gene

SOLD Sometimes I luck out and find fabrics in my various stashes that match each other.  This turquoise fabric is a very light tissue weight silk taffeta and I wish I could remember where I got it.  The matching tulle was left over from the days when I made Barbie clothes for my niece who is now 24.  I thought the bodice of the dress in the inspiration pic was so pretty I wanted to try to replicate it.  The lining of the bodice is a basic 4-dart bodice.  Then I did a lot of dart manipulation to get the pattern for the actual bodice.  I did a muslin of this one and did a lot more tweaking before ending up with this.  The skirt was cut a full 30" (and the tulle overskirt even longer) and lined with tulle so I could get it all gathered into that tiny waist.  The dress closes with snaps in the back.  Available for $100 plus $6 shipping in the US.  


Saturday, August 12, 2023

OOAK Silk Taffeta Evening Glamour

 I added a Zita Charles doll to my collection and her original outfit was similar in color to this silk taffeta gown that I created for her to model.  This is my own original pattern.  It has a train in the back adorned with a large bow.  The belt is hand embellished with a rhinestone, silver delica beads, and pearls. The entire gown in lined in light gray silk/cotton to minimize the risk of staining.  Back snap closure.  The gown and belt are available for $140 plus $6 shipping in the US.  Please email me at if interested.