Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Black and White Ball has begun!

The Sabrina Dress. When I found this beautiful embroidered fabric I knew something wonderful was going to happen. It's ever so light and crispy with a gorgeous loft. Perfect for a summer evening. This dress has my classic heirloom cotton batiste lining in the bodice and the puffiest little sleeves ever! The waistline is accented with a embroidered belt that I made from the same fabric. Two snap closure in the back. $38.00

The Sabrina Coat. Oh Lordy, how I love this coat! I was up till the wee hours last night getting it ready for it's photoshoot today and it turned out even better than my wildest dreams. Really, it's a couture piece. Beautiful embroidered cotton fabric is super crisp and lightweight. It is fully lined (even the sleeves) and the heirloom cotton batiste lining is sewn in by hand (and hand hemmed as well). It has a 4 snap closure down the front and a pretty decorative button on the collar. The beautiful embroidery continues down the back of the coat as well. Please go to my Flickr pages to see the intricate workmanship. $46.00

The Sinistra Dress. I've been sooooo inspired by Jenny's collection of dolls and clothes that I just had to pay her a little homage, and the Sinistra was born! Classic pindot cotton fabric gets a divinely gothic edge with a bold pointy collar. This dress is lined with my heirloom quality cotton batiste and has the beloved puffy sleeves. Tiny bows and pom pom trim completes the timeless look. Two snap closure in the back. $36.00

The Gigi Dress. Classic 50's stying will make this one turn heads! It features a yummy floral cotton fabric offset with crisp black. The bodice is lined with my classic heirloom cotton batiste and I've topped it all off with a jeweled velvet bow. Two snap closure in the back. $32.00

The Twiggy Mod Coat. I just had to do it! The vinyl kept called to me from across my craft room and the Twiggy Coat was born! This vinyl fabric has a felt backing and needs no lining. Hand sewn belt and collar. Little pleat in the back. One snap closure with a tiny black stud detail. Check my Flickr pages for more pictures of the construction. $28.00

The Lipton Jumpsuit Set. You get everything pictured here; the jumpsuit, the vest and the scarf! Such a deal!! The jumpsuit is cotton with a lined neckline and a velcro closure in the back. The vest is vinyl with hand sewn pockets and the cotton scarf has a fringe! Groovy baby! $35.00

The Peggy Mod Dress. This is a sweet swingy little mod number has long sleeves and a Flowered belt. The sleeves have elastic at the wrists and the dress closes with velcro in the back. Lined neckline. 100% cotton fabric. $28.00

The Clara Coat Dress. This is another rock solid piece with elaborate structure! This dress is fully lined with my classic heirloom quality cotton batiste and has ribbon detailing. Pretty Japanese imported floral cotton fabric. Please check my Flickr pages to see more of the inside construction; Godesia. Dress closes with three snaps in the front. $42.00

The Clara Bow Hairclip. This darling little clip uses the same fabrics as the Clara Coat Dress. The wonderful laser cut button has raised details on the 20's style flapper face. If you would prefer a comb backing, please let me know when you order. $8.00

The Doris Swing Coat. I am so pleased with this coat! It is fully lined with my classic heirloom quality cotton batiste and the lining is sewn in by hand! All in all, a ROCK solid piece with bold styling. The pockets on the front of the coat are functional and it has a 3 snap closure in the front with some pretty decorative buttons. 100% cotton. Please go to my Flickr pages to see the intricate workmanship. $46.00

The Ivy Mod Mini dress. Ah, the simple things in life can be the best! I love the clean lines on this classic mini. This cotton dress is fully lined with my heirloom cotton batiste and has a pretty bow detail and a velcro closure. $32.00

The Francine bibbed dress. This kicky little number is just perfect for any casual affair. The 100% cotton polka dot fabric is accented with a pretty cotton eyelette trim and ribbon details. Lined neckline and a velcro closure. $28.00

Well, here they all are, FINALLY! Whew, what a marathon it has been to get this all done and ready to go. And, I must say, I'm very pleased with the results. I hope you like all these little Blythe goodies too ;-)

Each of these pieces will be made to order, so please be patient with me while I get them done. I promise to post regular updates to keep you all informed. I have limited amounts of fabrics for the Sabrina, Clara, and Gigi dresses and the Sabrina coat at the moment, but will be trying to get more soon.

Once you have made your selection, please convo me through etsy or Flickr to place and order and I'll put up a listing, reserved for you, on etsy.

Thank you all so, so much for your patronage and kind words! It makes doing this deeply satisfying and meaningful to me in ways I can't even express!!!!

Please have a look at my Flickr pages for more pictures; Godesia

Godesia on etsy

Friday, May 15, 2009

Imitation as the sincerest form of flattery!

I got a couple emails today from loyal customers alerting me to the existence of a familiar dress design coming from another etsy shop owner. Does this look familiar to you???!!! There's no way to prove she copied from me anyway, and the union jack is a popular icon to boot, but it is a rather startling similarity.

International copyright laws being what they are, I don't have much of a recourse, and truthfully I don't care too much either, but her prices undercut me rather badly. Since she's from China, she can get away with it.

I'm not going to do anything unless she starts selling a boatload of them, but I thought you all might like to see her stuff anyway. Her other stuff is really cute, so I'm not sure why she'd put a copy of my dress up on her site anyway.

Go have a look for yourself and see;

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Almost ready!

I have a few more things to do to get this collection ready, but here it is, so far. There may be one or two more pieces as well and I'm hoping to get it finished for the shop this Saturday, May 16. This is a PRE-ORDER collection, so please convo me through etsy or email me through Flickr to place an order and I'll reserve your piece for you on etsy.

I'll be putting up the specs and final photographs here and on Flickr when they're ready to go, so feel free to email me when you see them. I'll be sending out an email to all those on my list as well. Please email me at if you would like to be put on my email list.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Black and White Ball

OK, so I went a bit bonkers over the pure simplicity of black and white and created a whole collection of outfits in these simple colors. Here's a sneak peak at what I've been up to for the last couple weeks. I have a few more designs in me yet and have to do a bit of tweaking to do on a couple necklines, but here's what I have so far. These will be available for pre-order only, starting in a week or so, in a variety of price points.

Gingham Squirrel

Dearest Lynne (happibug on flickr) took the most wonderful photo of her doll wearing my umbrella babydoll dress Gingham Squirrel. (It was my favorite of my recent batch of babydolls.) I just HAD to share it with you all. Thanks soooooo much Lynne for this fabulous photo!!! Please check out her flickr photostream for more wonderful dolls and photos;

Thanks soooooo much sweetie!!!