Japanese Garden

When the season changes I start to think of new clothes and what I’m going to sew for myself for the warmer/colder weather, and it’s no different for Barbie clothes either!

This is one of my new designs, the fabric is a gorgeous rich cream vintage silk – in fact it is nearly a light gold- and it is rich to the touch.

Full gathered skirt and a fitted bodice, all finished with tiny bows at the neckline.

Sun is out! Isn’t the fabric gorgeous?

And I love tiny bows- I could make them all day!!

Till next time…


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Ladies Who Lunch


A lunch invitation at the Big House, what to wear? Well, I thought a white strapless full skirted dress with a marching bolero style jacket would be perfect. I finished it off with a white plaited leather belt, to cinch in the waist. This is a really fine, light vintage cotton worn with a frilly crinoline to make the skirt extra full.



Next frock is a  a rose pink vintage silk dress with ribbon detailing, the skirt is a full gathered skirt, it makes the waist look tiny!




I think the ladies are well dressed for the occasion. The location was Belvedere House in Mullingar, another fantastic old house worth a visit.


Time for aperitifs….



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A couple of weeks ago I visited Budapest, what a great city. Castles, thermal baths, coffee houses…. so much to see! We visited the Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion for beautiful views over the city and the Danube. It’s a great spot to watch the lights come on over the city at dusk too.


This is a kelly green raw silk dress with pleated full skirt, bow detail on waist and a little matching hat.











Ok, time to go and ‘take the waters’…




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Lady of the Manor


I love working with silk and this frock is made from vintage lilac coloured raw silk, it is perfect for

dolls clothes. It needed a little something so I added something not so little, a rather large white bow!

But isn’t it pretty??


These shots were taken at Newbridge House in Donabate, the house and gardens are beautiful.



You can see this frock and the rest of my collection in my Etsy shop HERE!




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