Monday, December 27, 2010


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!

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