Hankie Couture: Hand-Crafted Fashions from Vintage Handkerchiefs

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Running Press, Apr 5, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 184 pages
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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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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

I picked this because it made me think of my grandmother, who made a lot of doll clothes. I thought I'd leaf through it quickly. I was not expecting to be utterly charmed by the dresses, but oh, I was ... Read full review

Vintage Hankie Inspiration!

User Review  - Dennis R. - Overstock.com

Perfect book to ooh and awww over all of the beautiful ways to repurpose your vintage hankies. I love it!! Read full review

Contents

introduction
7
1 The Hankie Dress
21
2 The Apron Dress
37
3 The ACEs
51
4 Sleek and Sophisticated
69
5 Just for Fun
85
6 Special Occasions
103
7 Sleepwear
121
8 HowTo
141
details
161
acknowledgments
184
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About the author (2011)

Marsha Greenberg began sewing her own fashions at the age of eleven. Her love of fabrics, colors, and patterns continued throughout the years. In the summer of 2002, after discovering a treasure trove of vintage handkerchiefs in a Pennsylvania antiques shop, Marsha made her first Hankie Couture dress--and hasn't stopped since. Her unique creations can be found on eBay and on her website. Marsha and her husband live in Encino, California.

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