Hankie Couture: Hand-Crafted Fashions from Vintage Handkerchiefs

Hankie Couture: Hand-Crafted Fashions from Vintage Handkerchiefs

by Marsha Greenberg


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What is Hankie 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762440177
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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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Hankie Couture: Hand-Crafted Fashions from Vintage Handkerchiefs 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
girlguide More than 1 year ago
this great little book was a wonderful find. A great way to spend a couple of cheerful hours. The patterns are easy to follow and assemble and the results are stunning. Drag out your ratty old Barbies or her many knock off sisters and with the right handkerchief she looks like she is ready to stand in for Grace Kelly. With a couple of successes (easy peasy) under your belt you have a perfect excuse to rummage through those group antique shops that always have a basket full of old carefully pressed hankies. Happy hunting and buy the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it! I had the calendar for 2012 and this has so much more information, and just such pretty dresses!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope this book is about fashion because u want to get it for my sister.it looks pretty good so i might buy it.
Wilma Lockwood More than 1 year ago
16 pages of sample for a $15.00 book????? Come on!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Impressive number of options for reusing hankies. Strongly suggest as a mother-daughter or grandma-granddaughter project.
HelloKit-T More than 1 year ago
This book is a confection of wonderful creativity and style! From the lovely cover to the last page, the author provides a luscious feast for the eyes and romance for the heart. It is filled with stunning, one of a kind creations for the most discriminating and genteel of dolls and their owners. The dolls that are featured in the book were designed by Marsha and are perfect for the couture. As you can probably tell, I love everything about this delightful book!