Saturday, November 28, 2009

Amazing Seamstress Tomi Jane

I have to admire these outfits from afar, as they belong to Tomi Jane who created them for her own collection.

*gushes* Oh, what talent! Such lovely use of color! Such wonderful execution!

Here the complete album for Tomi Jane's beautiful creations:

Again, lovely use of color, especially in the ribbons. The champagne color mixed with the ash rose is quite striking over the white, and certainly flatters Nellie's hair. I usually have a hard time loving Nellie and only bought her because she is retired. But I'm looking at her now with a new eye and what I see is so adorable.

I imagine this is not the easiest fabric to work with, so the execution is perfect. I wouldn't mind wearing a life-sized version of this coat! The purse is so cute!

Tomi Jane, you have some serious talent. I hope you one day consider letting us collectors bring your pieces home to enjoy first hand. ;) You can easily get a following like slds275 and Keepers...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Molly in Rebecca's School Outfit

I was never a fan of Molly until recently. I got her on sale from QVC. Her hair is quite silky and her eyes seem larger than Samantha's

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pleated Green Colonial Straw Hat

I have to figure out if I want to add any more ribbons or adornments. These bergere style hats were used by ladies to shield their faces from the sun.

Monday, November 23, 2009

1914 Dresses

All three were made by Rachelesworld. She based the designs on real museum pieces. I wish she would make more as I would be first in line to snatch them. My favorite is the black and brown outfit, which has perfect proportions and a great use of color.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

My 18th Century Bergere Hats Arrived

Ha! The dolls hats arrived. Yes, 18th century Bergere-style straw hats similar to the Felicity hats AG makes, but more historically accurate. Ridiculously hard to find. I will never reveal where I got these babies. ;) I look forward to decorating them with my mother.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Recycled Movie Costumes

I love this site! It's hilarious, plus the costumes are sumptuous.