I began sewing in grade school and Mattel's Barbie doll was my favorite muse. My love of sewing and mid-century fashion came together with the introduction of the Gene Marshall doll by Mel Odom.
This is the first suit I designed for the Gene doll. My inspirations come from old movies, vintage fashion magazines, antique clothing shows, and vintage sewing patterns. I particularly love the styles from the mid-thirties through the late forties. I always said I was born at the wrong time. I much prefer the elegance and glamour of the thirties and forties. In addition to the fabulous fashions are the accessories! How I wish we still wore hats and gloves!