Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Serenade in Brocade

Serenade in Brocade is one of those fashions that has a lot of vintage Barbie inspiration in it. Three most notable vintage details are the fur cuffs and collar, the use of brocade and the chiffon. I was definitely inspired by the vintage fashion Golden Glory, though our coat is a short boxy jacket and our chiffon ties cover the bust line with delicate pleating before tying in the back. It is the pleating and the intricate chandelier earrings that add the modern flair, though the overall the 60’s influence is obvious.

Just a note on this counter samples shown, the purse (though hard to tell) will actually be the same colour as the chiffon when produced.

This fashion should be available around the end on May at authorized dealers.



Neapolitan mixing

In this stunning photo by Barry Sturgill (my candid ones in previous posts below pale by comparison), we see a bit of the versatility of Neapolitan Mix and Match, the linen skirt really makes the vintage look modern when paired with the fitted striped blouse. The pale pink and brown cap toed spikes complete the look.


Monday, February 27, 2006

Gone Shopping

This set is very versatile; multiple tops, reversible wrap skirt, two pairs of shoes. My favourite part is the ‘designer’ handbag or Sac Shopping as it’s known as. This piece shows off our ‘DD' monogram beautifully, including the small buttons and cross-stitches that surround them. The working change purse is detachable from the bag and can used as a small purse by attaching the chain to the zipper pull.

Another great detail with this set is the stretch tops…no snaps, hooks or zippers; they stretch right over any doll and hug the body perfectly.


Retro Metro

Green is one of my favourite colours, which is why this set is one of my favourites from the new collection. From the celadon green of the cardigan knit to the green and gold combination of the brocade skirt to the chartreuse of the silk charmeuse bra, it’s overall a fresh look. Oh, did I mention the chartreuse green open toe shoes?

The beadwork on the sweater is amazing. The factory followed my illustration to the ‘T’; little flowers of silver and crystal glass beads with aurora borealis sequin details. On this proto-type sweater the buttons are still gold; the finished one will have AB crystals as well.

BTW, the bra is also adjustable for Silkstone Barbie and the larger chests of Fashion Royalty and vintage Barbie.



Welcome to the Dressmaker Details weblog, a place for us to share info on Dressmaker Details products. I invite everyone to send us your feedback; whether through the weblog or via email, I'd love to hear your comments. Ever since the launch of the first collection, I’ve wanted to be able to share samples and snap shots of the line, this is the perfect place to do it.

With the first collection finished with #510 – Neapolitan Mix and Match, our focus has shifted to the second collection, we should see the first four fashions arriving at retailers around the end of April.

I’ll be posting some previews here very soon.

Stay tuned…