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 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.
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!
Beautiful girls and beautiful dresses Ginger, lovely to see them in their white re-purposed Christening gowns.
Thank you Lorraine! I think Sasha would have liked to see the re-purposing of lovely fabrics too. I really love the way they feel too—cool, so very soft and yet crisp! 🙂 xxx
So Lovely Ginger, just like two Victorian misses in their Sunday best !.
Thanks for showing all the different parts of the outfit by the very talented Carol Mitchell.
A lovely post for a very hot Saturday evening 🙂 xxx
Thank you Dee! Girls in white dresses are always a favorite with Sashas . Stay cool. 🙂 xxx
Sensational post Ginger. They look so regal in their lovely Studio style ensembles. The clothes are exquisite not to mention your two beauties!
Thank you Janet! I am so happy you enjoyed seeing Ellen and Sylvia in their outfits! I enjoyed dressing them and taking their photos too! 🙂 xxx
Indeed two very pretty Victorian styled Sasha dresses made from re-cycled baby Christening gowns. Well done Caro! and how lovely Ellen and Sylvia look….though rather breathing a sigh of relief that our own daughters aren’t dressed like this, on even a Sunday basis, as they were in Victorian times, as just think of all that washing, starching and ironing that would be required…..(especially for me as I have always flately refused to iron anything and so don’t even possess an iron!!!!)
Thank you Kendal. I am glad you liked the photos! I still iron but only when absolutely necessary. Fortunately, most things are iron free! :). xxx
Ellen and Sylvia look very beautiful in their gorgeous dresses! Gill xx
Thank you Gill 🙂 xxx
Hi Ginger both the girls look stunning in their dresses. which Carol has made a wonderful job of creating them Theresa xx
Thank you Theresa! So glad you enjoyed the post! 🙂 xxx
Ooh Ginger – they are beautiful! I love the fabrics and the way they are used. Of course,your 2 girls complement them wonderfully well xxxxx
Thanks Diane! So nice to hear from you and I am glad you liked the post. I am going to keep the girls in these dresses for a while to enjoy them 🙂 xxx