Monday, December 8, 2014

Versatility by Design

How do you take a chic and sophisticated sheath to over-the-top drama suitable for a Hollywood diva?


Miss Madra Lord poses in a smart, slim-fitting, pink dress featuring contrast collar and cuffs. The dress was made from Vogue pattern #7382 by Diane on Whidbey Island. OOAK hat and ascot are from The Couture Touch. Fur muff and gloves are from Ashton Drake, shoes from Integrity.

Miss Gene Marshall makes a dramatic entrance wearing the same dress accented with flamboyant, detachable bows. OOAK hat and bow detailing are from The Couture Touch. Gloves and jewelry are from Ashton Drake.

Vogue 7382
The pattern for this circa 1950 dress includes 3 variations. Using the original pattern, the bows were drafted as a separate piece that could be tacked or pinned in place yet easily removable for added versatility. 

Pool Pose Madra Lord and Star Entrance Gene Marshall are from Integrity Toys.


  1. That dress is perfection! I wish I could take credit for it, but I didn't make it. I did make two lavender dresses from this pattern years ago. The underarm gussets were such a pain I had to sew them in by hand. I never wanted to make it again. Maybe Judy Owens made it.

    I love your blog. I wish I could style my dolls like you do.

    1. I don't know why I thought this was from you. I also have this pattern but never made it up. I probably saw those gussets and decided to take a pass. LOL. I so appreciate your comment Diane. Thank you.

  2. Your styling and embellishments have made for the drama deserved of Miss Marshall. You certainly have the couture touch. Thanks for passing along all your research and eye candy. Love your stuff.

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Diane. I'm so happy you are enjoying it. Melissa