I love the studio dresses made by Carol Mitchell. The first time that I saw an outfit made by Carol was in 2013 at the Sasha Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. I purchased one that was very colorful and I featured it here on the blog recently with Chloe as the model. Later I saw a photo of a studio outfit made by Carol using materials from antique christening gowns. It was so beautiful but so sold! So later on, I was able to ask Carol to make two studio dresses from antique christening gown fabrics. She finished them before the Festival this year and kindly brought them with her to Phoenix. I am happy to show them here with Ellen and Sylvia as models. We are having a full, rain soaking day here in West Virginia so the photos in this post are taken indoors.
Pantaloons from the first studio outfit. I love the detailing.
The full slip and the pantaloons. This beautiful slip is a fabulous summer dress by itself and it is hard to cover such a pretty frock but…..
…when you see this gorgeous dress, it makes it much easier to cover the slip.
Each of the three pieces has Carol’s tag.
Now we see Ellen wearing the slip and pantaloons with her gold leather studio shoes by Jean Jensen.
Ellen was made in England in late 1966 to early 1967 and is an NP girl.
A different view.
A close-up photo of her pantaloons and slip.
Beautiful Ellen in her beautiful outfit.
Ellen with her favorite stuffed animal, a bunny!
Ellen up close. I love her soulful eyes.
Next we see the slip and pantaloons of the second studio outfit. This slip has dainty ribbons as straps. So pretty!
All three pieces showing their tags, labels, or maker’s ribbons.
The lovely Sylvia wearing the slip and pantaloons. Her studio shoes are made of black leather and by Jean Jensen.
Sylvia is an English NP girl made in early 1966 with amazing brown eyes and red hair.
This is such a pretty dress for a summer day.
Sylvia looks lovely in her new outfit.
The back of her gown is beautiful too.
A bit closer view of Sylvia.
Sylvia loves her teddy bear!
I thought you would like to see Ellen and Sylvia together. Their outfits are similar but are different too.
A last photo of Ellen and Sylvia. I hope you enjoyed this post and all of us here at Sasha Shangri-La send you hugs and happy wishes for a beautiful week ahead!