I thought of a world of gazebos, afternoon tea, gardens with the fragrance of roses and lavender when working on the patterns for these dresses.
The sashes were made with three layers of fabric and are part of the dress. The first layer is bias cut satin overlaid with sparkle organza. Under the satin is a very thin layer of nylon tulle. After the dress was sewn the sash was covered with poly china silk fell stitched in place.
The fabric used for the dresses is 100% cotton sewn by hand with Gutterman’s poly cotton thread.
The backdrops for these photos are reprints from “Barbie Goes To College” that I bought on eBay. They create the atmosphere of a small town in Late Spring-Early Summer, a place where Brooke and Kathrynne would be the stars of the social scene with many friends to share their afternoon parties with.