Friday, November 30, 2012

Sound of Music Red Suit

I am still laboring away on my huge batch of  red outfits.  Only 3 more styles to go!

This stylish suit was inspired by the 1965 classic "The Sound of Music.
The Baroness Elsa Schroeder wore this suit in the film.
I love this backdrop.
And this one too
The blouse is sleeveless to make it easier to dress the doll and because I like the way it looks.

To purchase this pattern click here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Lady in Red

This is a red version of Grace Kelly's "Rear Window" cocktail dress.
For more information about the original design click here.

I used chiffon for the skirt to see how it would look, since pleated chiffon is sometimes hard to find.

I love how it turned out.  I also love my balcony backdrop, can you tell?

I could see this design in many different colors.  I may try it in pink someday.  If I do, I will not line the shoulder/sleeve pieces.  I wish I hadn't lined them in this version, except I was worried about staining.
The model is my restyled "Special Scene" Madra.  She loves wearing red.