Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Winter Clearance is Here!

Four beautiful outfits are now clearanced. Save up to 15% - but hurry, supplies are limited!

Go to the Clearance Page >

Saturday, October 22, 2011

New Renaissance Dress!

This beautiful dress reminds me of the Rapunzel costume in Disney's 'Tangled'! My little sister saw it and immediately begged me to do my blond doll's hair in Rapunzel's style! I wasn't able to do it, but she sat down and made her hair look great! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a picture of that style, but the dress is still beautiful!

Out of all the dresses I have made, this one has probably been the hardest to figure out. Slashes in sleeves are somewhat easy for adult clothing, but completely impossible for dolls. I spent hours brainstorming on just how to accomplish this, and I went on to make several mock-ups and experiments. I am so pleased with the results! It's not simple, by any means, but it looks great! I was also thrilled to find some beautiful glass beads that matched my brocade perfectly! I couldn't be more excited about this dress!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Brand New!!

New items are finally out! Many of these outfits have literally been in the works for 6 months. I am very excited about many of these, but especially the 'Annie Oakley' Dress. The skirt is made to look like the split riding skirts of the time, and the lace on the blouse adds just the right touch to make it feminine!

More posts about the other dresses coming soon!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Festivals and New Items!

I have been very busy preparing for my next Fall festival. I will be a vendor at the Chateau Morrisette Black Dog Wine and Classic Rock Music festival. It is in Floyd, Virginia, if you live in the area and want to stop by!

Because of the festival, I have many new outfits that I have not been able to post on the internet. Here is a list of the names of the new outfits- can you guess what they might look like?

  • 'Annie Oakley' Dress

  • 'Clara Barton' Dress

  • 'Catherine the Great' Dress

  • 'Katherine of Aragon' Dress

  • 'Maria Theresa' Dress

  • 'Elizabeth Monroe' Dress

  • and more!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The 'Sarah Josepha Hale' Dress and other designs!

I am finally past my first big show, and now I have had the time to put some new designs on the internet! The first is a dress I'm excited about- the 'Sarah Josepha Hale' Dress. You can find more information about this dress on its' product page. But for now, here are the pictures! I am very pleased with how well the pictures show the details of the dress.

And here is another outfit- the 'Louisa May Alcott' Dress. More information is on its product page.

And moving through time to the Great Depression is a dress that was inspired by the Shirley Temple movie, 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm'. More information can be found Here.

And, finally, we have arrived in the 1940's with the new 'Home Front' Outfit. More information can be found Here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Olde Salem Days

Firstly, I apologize for the lack of posts in the blog recently. I have been very busy getting ready for one of my big annual shows. This Saturday I will be at Olde Salem Days all day in my booth. If you live in the Salem, Virginia area, be sure to stop by! If you don't, it is a huge craft fair that is worth the trip!

Monday, June 13, 2011

New homepage video!

This past week, I had to replace my sewing machine for the 3rd time this year. Because I had a day or two in which I could not sew, I decided to play around with Photoshop and Flash. I'm not a professional by any stretch of the imagination, but I do have fun with it. I always appreciate some extra experience with my college major.

I have had this idea for a few weeks- to make a new video that highlights the reasons behind Independence Day. So many people look forward to a time with friends, great food, music and fireworks, but we often forget why we have this wonderful holiday.

I wanted to create a video that captures what we have lost; a sober look at how many people over the past 400 years have given their lives to create a new, free world.

My little 'poem' of sorts (and I'm not a poet either) for the video is:

Let us never forget

The sacrifices made,

The journeys taken,

And the battles won.

And may we all, indeed, never forget.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Finally! New designs are here!

We are proud to finally announce three new designs; a new Civil War Ball Gown, a 1930's dress inspired by 'The Wizard of Oz', and another 1930's dress inspired by a period illustration. Check them out!

Monday, May 30, 2011

New items are coming...eventually!

I regret that I have not been able to post the new designs on the official website, www.yoreclothes.com yet. My website has been through three stages so far- the first two were red, so all of my business cards and tags are still red. I changed to my new site (the one you see now) in February of this year, and I am still waiting for the new purple tags to come in before I post new inventory. I am very excited about the new designs!

Also, If you grew up during the late 60's or mid 70's, what did you wear? I have been doing alot of research on the 70's, and I confess that I can't find very much. My 1970's section on the website needs alot of new designs! If you have a picture of an outfit that you would like to see in a doll form, send it to yoreclothes@ntelos.net .

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Coming Soon!

  • The 'Young Victoria' Dress- a blue satin Civil War ball gown in a new design based on the major motion picture about Queen Victoria.

  • The 'Dorothy' Dress - A cute ensemble that is based on the costume worn by the character 'Dorothy' in the film 'The Wizard of Oz'.

  • The 'Judy' Dress - A bright dress that captures the essence of the Summer season!

All of these new designs are coming soon to the Doll Clothes of Yore website, www.yoreclothes.com !

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Authenic 1895 Outfit

I made this outfit in October of 2010, and I thought some might find it interesting. I did some historical reenacting and realized that I didn't have a dress in the correct time period, so I made this in a hurry! The design is based on a period illustration and has classic leg-of-mutton sleeves. I thought you all would enjoy seeing pictures.

Friday, May 6, 2011

New Regency Dress!

This new dress was inspired by a dress seen in the 2008 'Masterpiece Theater' film, 'Emma'. It is made with antique taffeta that is a bright fuschia color. It is called the 'Josephine Bonaparte' dress after Napoleon's wife and the first Empress of France. Quanitities of this dress are limited because of the amount of material available. You can find a full description of this dress Here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

'Bon Voyage' Dress

This was inspired by a costume seen in the period film 'Anne of Green Gables'. It is hard for a picture to do justice to the tiny details of this dress. The striped fabric is used in such a way that the stripes are used to their best advantage to make the design. The pinstripe fabric is so small that it is difficult to see the stripes in the full-length picture.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One of the latest designs...

Many will recognize this dress from the popular movie, 'Anne of Green Gables'. This is based on Anne's ball dress that Matthew gave to her for a Christmas present. If you have not seen this movie, I highly recommend the version from Sullivan Entertainment starring Megan Follows.

The picture does not do this beautiful dress justice! The basic style of this dress is fairly common in Edwardian clothing. A sheer collar was commonly worn underneath dresses to give them a 'layered' look- very similar to the popular layered style today. Click here to visit the page for this dress for more information. Also, don't forget to click through the site to see the other new designs!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Another sneek peek at new designs!

On April 13th, Doll Clothes of Yore will be unveiling several brand-new designs! These include:

  • A pink Victorian dressing-gown to complement our Victorian Nightgown.

  • 2010's Civil War 'Carolina Button Dress' is back! This time the dress features a navy cameo as a bonus decoration!

  • 1940's swing dress- ruffles, polka dots, and lace!

  • The light green ball gown from Anne of Green Gables is coming! It features pearl trim, real Venise lace, mint green satin, and a satin sash!

  • And much more!

Some of these designs are limited in quantity, so be ready on April 13th!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A popular Regency dress is back!

This beautiful dress is known as the 'Emma Woodhouse' dress. It is made out of a special pale green moire taffeta that is very difficult to find. A couple of months ago, I thought that I had more fabric, but I couldn't find it. Well, a couple days ago I was thrilled to find much more of the fabric hidden in one of my fabric chests. Therefore, the 'Emma Woodhouse' Dress is available again. I estimate that I will be able to make 6 dresses out of the fabric, so the amount of time that it will be on the website is limited. You can visit the product page with a full description here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Designs and Spring Clearance!

I am excited to introduce eight brand-new designs! There are new dresses in Medieval, Renaissance, Colonial, Civil War and Edwardian. The designs include a dress inspired by Eowyn in 'Lord of the Rings', a costume seen in the period film 'The Duchess', a new Civil War ball dress, a costume inspired by Rachel Lynde in 'Anne of Green Gables', and others.

Also, I have marked the price down on several outfits. There are very few of these dresses left, so don't wait to grab them if you want! Save up to 15% for a limited time. I should add that there is nothing wrong with any of these dresses- they have simply been in stock for quite some time and I am trying to make room for new designs. To see the new clearance page, click here.

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Regency Coat and Hat!

I am very excited about the new Regency 'going-out' set. It has a soft brushed corduroy coat, which looks like velveteen. My favorite part is the hat. I have spent quite a long time perfecting this design and I am thrilled with the results. The page with the full details is Here.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sneak Peek at new Regency designs!

Even though there are no pictures yet, I though I would let eveyone know what is coming up in the next week or so for Doll Clothes of Yore!
  • An absolutely gorgeous regency bedroom set! This includes a white chemise and a beautiful embroidered light blue dressing-gown.
  • A lovely melon-colored day dress inspired by a costume in the latest movie version of 'Emma' starring Romola Garai.
  • Soon I will make a long 'Spencer' coat. This will be made of dark blue brushed corduroy, which looks and feels like velveteen. I hope to put a straw poke-bonnet with this dress.

Pictures are forthcoming, and the product pages on the site should be set up in a week or so. For now, however, here is the link to the current Regency Gallery.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Popular Design is back!

The limited edition 'Harriet Beecher Stowe' dress is a new version of an older design! The past versions have been extremely popular, and I hope that this one will be as well! The dress is fashioned after a popular Civil War design that features wide Bolero sleeves. There are only four of these dresses available, so if you love this design as much as I do, don't wait!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New version of an old design

In looking for new medieval designs, I came across this old design from 2007. It was a unique pattern, so I decided to make it again. It's a limited addition and as of now there are only three available. Click here to go to the product page on our website. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New website, same great product!

'Doll Clothes of Yore' is proud to announce the publishing of our new website. It's easier to navigate and use, and our pictures are now more clear. We want to know what you think!