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

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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.

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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!

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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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Budapest

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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.

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

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Ok, time to go and ‘take the waters’…

 

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Lady of the Manor

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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??

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

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

 

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