Hankie Couture: Hand-Crafted Fashions from Vintage Handkerchiefs

Hankie Couture: Hand-Crafted Fashions from Vintage Handkerchiefs

Marsha Greenberg

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: 0762440171

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

What isHankie Couture? A stunningly original collection of doll-sized fashions--everything from pajamas to wedding gowns--meticulously crafted from vintage handkerchiefs. Accented with slyly witty Hankie Couture girl "philosophy," this book is a stylish showcase of 125 unique fashions and accessories. It is also a how-to guide that allows you to transform treasured heirlooms or colorful flea-market finds into one-of-a-kind fashion ensembles.

Whether it's a floral sundress that fans out as it twirls, an apron dress with a scalloped border, or a neatly pin-tucked linen dress with pearl buttons, the book encompasses a seemingly infinite variety of exquisite dresses. Neither crafters nor doll collectors have ever seen a book like this, making Hankie Couture a uniquely irresistible challenge to crafters. And with its beautiful design and kitschy lifestyle advice, this makes a great gift book.

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border has a hand-rolled red edge at the hem and sleeves. There is a red ribbon belt encircling the waist and a small hat with a single red rose in the center. The gray dress in the center with the pink tulips has a scalloped belt and a solid gray collar with white pearl buttons. The sleeves feature a scalloped edge, as does the center back seam. The pure white dress on the right has deep wine-colored cabbage roses all along the hem and sleeves. There is a matching scalloped edge sewn onto the

overskirt is removable and has an orange hand-rolled edge. There is a single snap on the waistband. The large floppy hat is trimmed with an orange band. The sheath and hat are lined with soft cotton. SOCIETY GIRL (page 72): This beautiful three-piece ensemble, perfect to carry any woman from morning to night, has many gold embellishments. The dark navy dress is fitted with an A-line skirt, a square-neck bodice, and a fitted waist. The hat is worn perched to one side, and its brim is turned

half the story. Joy then created the pages, one by one, using her original, fertile imagination to make them truly magical. She is a one-of-a-kind original! My original book editor, Barbara Clark ... My hat goes off to this incredibly savvy woman, who allowed me to use all my own words and then made them better. Talk about a keen eye! Nothing got past this woman! Every period, every comma, every sentence, and all their interrelations were dissected and put in their proper order. She

➊ With right sides together, stitch around entire edge, pivoting at corners. Leave a small opening along the bottom edge of the purse. Make two small clips at the center fold line, being careful not to clip beyond the seam allowance. ➋ Turn the purse inside out. Hint: to get perfect pointed edges on this tiny purse, fold in the corners on the stitching lines, pinch the folded sections tightly together, and then turn to the outside. Use a strong needle to gently pull the corner out all the

row—i.e., ⅛ inch away from the raw edge, inside the seam allowance. Cut the thread on the second row and leave it unknotted, too. To gather, pull the loose ends on both rows of thread with one hand as you push the fabric into folds of the desired size with the other hand. How to Cut a Notch With the tracing-paper bodice pattern pinned to the fabric, use your scissors to make a ⅛-inch-long cut through the pattern and the fabric where the pattern is marked “notch.” Do not cut beyond the seam

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