made for 31.5" Mari Himstedt
Beautiful Mari is modeling "Timeless Trellis," a springy ensemble with details and tailoring that hearken back to days bygone. This outfit was created to fit Mari and her friends of similar size.
Mari's Dress is made from a very pretty vintage fabric with sweet stripes of cottage roses in cheery colors. Rosy medallions appear to climb up the delicate, lacy print. The fabric has a nice drape to it, making for full, flouncy sleeves that hold their shape beautifully. The sleeves are trimmed with white double ruffles.
The crisp, white ruffled collar is embellished with a cluster of silk ribbon roses and blue French-knot buds. Atop each bud is a pearly sky-blue bead. The embroidery was hand painted with white accents to tie in with the highlights in the fabric. Included also is a choker I strung with frosted rose beads and iridescent clear beads. The choker has a magnetic clasp for easy fastening.
The balloon-style skirt of Mari's dress contains a bit of tulle for extra fullness. The skirt is gathered at points accentuating the triple-tiered ruffled underskirt. The dress zips in the back, and there is a small white bow at the neckline and a large white bow at the waistline
Medallions of vintage eyelet adorn each gather point on the skirt and the sides of the sleeves. The medallions are embroidered with rose clusters and have silk ribbon bows that dangle over the ruffles.
The brim and crown of Mari's touring hat is covered with white fabric. A fluffy ruffle with a silky trim encircles the crown. Peeking out from beneath the ruffle is a bit of vintage eyelet. The focal point of the hat is a pink rose accented with white to match the roses on the dress. It is surrounded by tiny blue flowers and spring green ribbons. There is a crisp striped organza bow in the back of the hat.
A perfectly proper pair of pantaloons is worn underneath the dress.