It’s Spring 1959. Gene, Ivy and Violet have been asked to model a fresh new frock in Sophisticate Sewing Patterns new catalog. As someone who always loves to sew in what spare time she has, Gene was quick to jump at the chance. And it wasn’t hard to convince her best gal pals to join her in the photo shoot. As an added plus, the dress was designed by one of her favorite designers, Mr. Nowell. But what will Madra think, when she finds out that she hasn’t been asked to join them? No worries. Gene has been assured by the designer himself that he wil have a design specially in mind for her to model.
This perfect dress for a Spring afternoon is fashioned of a floral cotton print in various colors. The waist is cinched with a coordinating satin sash. The bodice of the dress is fully lined, while the full skirt has professionally finished seams and hemline. Accessories include white cotton petticoat with lace trim, white wrist gloves and pearl earrings. From a non smoking home. This is for the ensemble only. Doll and shoes are not included. Click on photos for a larger view.
This is a sample dress that I am offering. It will fit any Tonner dolls with the 16″ Tyler Wentworth body. The dress is fashioned of a dusty blue dupioni silk, with a heavily beaded neckline that features glass beads in shades of periwinkle blue, gold and turquoise. Since the beading is done by hand, there are a few spots here and there on the underside where the needle has slipped through the lining. The drop waist bodice is fully lined. The full skirt has a professionally finished back seam and hemline. From a non smoking home. The is for the dress only. Doll and shoes not included. Click on photos for a larger view.
Gene attends a dinner at producer Erik Von Sternberg’s home, to celebrate the end of shooting on Gene’s latest film. She chooses to wear a stunning cocktail dress of a pink champagne color. As she enters the house on the arm of Trent Osborn, Mr. Von Sternberg kisses her hand and says “You look as beautiful as always, my dear”.
Gene’s dress of choice is a silk dupioni sheath with a lace overlay. The bodice has two hand applied ribbons of dupioni silk that form bows down the center front. The semi-gathered skirt features a hobble shaping from the waist on down. Dress is fully lined in pale pink. Accessories that complete her look are pale pink gloves, a jewelry suit of faux pearls and glass beads, and a silk brocade evening bag. This ensemble will fit all variations of Gene, as well as her girl friends. Doll and shoes not included. From a non smoking design studio.
Gene is ready to host a fiesta at her little hacienda in New Mexico! She steps onto the patio wearing a vibrant dress that instantly wows her guests. Let the festivities begin!
Gene’s dress (which will fit all variations of Gene and her other girl friends) is fashioned of a brilliant pink silk dupioni bodice, that flows into a cotton skirt of a multicolored festive print. The waist is cinched with a silk dupioni belt in turquoise blue. Bodice is fully lined, and skirt has finished seams and hemline. Underneath the skirt is a four layer petticoat of aqua blue tulle netting. Gene finishes her look with multicolored faux pearl jewelry. Doll and shoes are not included. From a non smoking design studio.