Thursday, April 14, 2016

A Paris Adaptation

Gene Marshall
Mademoiselle Gene Marshall of Monolithic Studios wears a wine two-piece dress accented with brown satin piping designed by miniature couturier PD Root of "Maison PeDais". Complementing the chic ensemble is a dramatic, rich brown hat borrowed from Mattel's Publicity Tour Barbie doll, gloves from D.A.E. Originals, bracelet from Integrity, and earrings from The Couture Touch. The inspiration for Mme. Marshall's dress could very well have come from this Advance Import Adaptation pattern. These sewing patterns were based on trends and styles originating in Paris during the 1950's.
Advance #75

Advance sewing patterns were sold exclusively at JC Penney from 1933 until 1966. In 1948, Advance created a premium line of patterns called Advance Import Adaptation designed for the fashion-forward home sewer. Here are a few favorites courtesy

Advance #42 
Advance #61
Advance #51


Blueprints of Fashion, Home Sewing Patterns of the 1950's by Wade Laboissonniere.

Vintage Pattern Wiki

"Phoenix" Gene Marshall is from Mel Odom and JamieShow. Wig from Time of Doll


  1. This was ABSOLUTELY inspired by the vintage pattern. The way the pockets played with the silhouette while incorporating a crisscross waist was so intriguing I couldn't resist the challenge to re-interpret it. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Thank you so much for your comment PD. I just love your fabulous daywear for Gene. I so miss going to the doll shows in the Chicago area to see what wonderful creations you created for our favorite gal. Melissa