A Day Trip to the Mountains

Bavaria is filled with the most beautiful landscapes dotted with fairytale castles. The most famous of them all must be Neuschwanstein Castle, some may know it better as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Castle! I visited this amazing spot last year and of course I made a special wardrobe for Barbie for the occasion.

Such fabulous scenery!

I love the freshness of gingham, it always looks crisp and cool. This dress has a large white cotton collar and bib detail for a little bit of contrast. I added a belt and to highlight the waist of the full circle skirt….very 1950s summer frock.

Back to my sewing machine now, I have another trip planned…..




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Little White Dress

Black and white are so chic together, I adore the simplicity. My new frock is inspired by the 1950’s and Elizabeth Taylor, and this Barbie Doll really works that look.

This fabric is a beautiful vintage duchess satin in pure gleaming white. Fitted bodice, bracelet length sleeves and a fitted wiggle skirt give this a 1950s silhouette.

A big black taffeta belt nips in the waist and a big bow adds some detail over the hip.

It’s simple and clean, and oh so glamorous!!

I went for some simple accessories, a gold beaded bracelet finishes the look. Vienna provided the beautiful backdrop!


Till next time,




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From Venice With Love


New Year, new holiday plans….I’m already dreaming of a summer trip. Oh for a chance to go back to Venice! I wanted to share some more snaps from my recent visit, there was so much to take in over such a short time, but we did try!


When we first arrived we thought going for a gondola ride would be too touristy….but we changed our minds very quickly and we couldn’t wait to go for a trip! So we went on the evening tour, with opera singer accompaniment, cheesy I know, but worth every penny. The sights and sounds as you drift around the canals and under the bridges are unforgettable.


There are plenty of palaces and churches that you must see – don’t dare miss St Mark’s Basilica or the Doges Palace.

There is a fantastic tour that takes you over the Bridge of Sighs , see the view the prisoners would have had …….


….on route to their prison cell……


All this sightseeing needed something suitably chic, this little frock is made in the finest vintage blush pink raw silk, with a darted, fitted bodice and tiny pleats on the straight skirt, all accented with black bow detail and belt. I love dusky pink and black together, so pretty!


Part of the fun in exploring Venice is getting lost and finding wonderful cafes and restaurants…..


Time to dress for dinner in a pretty cream fitted dress with gold belt and pearl brooch, perfect for dining out by the beautiful canals.


Till next time,






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Day at the Museum


My favourite place in Dublin is the Natural History Museum, so no better place to visit on a rainy afternoon. It’s such a pity the upper floors are closed, but there is still LOTS to see!


The outfit for the visit is a cream and dark gold silk matching dress and coat, 1960s style, with matching hat, of course. The coat is a collarless swing style in cream silk with dark gold silk lining.


The shift dress is matching cream silk with contrasting dark gold patch pockets and contrast stitch detailing on the bodice.


The hat is dark gold silk with cord bow.


I really love matching coats and dresses!





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