Friday, December 21, 2012

Wearing a little RED Holiday Cheer


The Voca People's Merry Christmas song

embroidered towel,

Let's have fun today with the color


What better color to represent this joyous season?

Scarlett in her RED dress, Barbie c.2004 Mattel, Inc.

vintage greeting
c.2009 Sherri Osborn

Have fun with the above safety pin pin pattern!

This is a great activity for last minute gifts -
safety pin pins!

You can find a safety pin tutorial on my blog here :

Since I am featuring lovely RED ideas today,
here is another cheerful bit to wear:

mesh hair clip or brooch,

Oh no!!
Another Holiday Party to go to, and I've already worn the 3 Holiday sweaters I own....what to wear?  What to wear?

Let me give you some choice RED ideas:

Stripes are definitely IN this season -

a Candy Stripes Costume,

You can go big and BOLD, or here is a more subtle stripe,

in RED of course!!

'Peppermint Obsession' Barbie, c.2006

Now some of you like patterns in your favorite RED Holiday wardrobe
and that is just as fashionable:

Dolls of the World  - Kenya - Barbie c.1994

Here's another sweet patterned Red dress -

"A Sweet RED Dress" original Collage Art Doll

add some RED dress glam with that pattern:

"RED Dress Glam" original collage art doll

"Time for RED Dress Glam" note cards, from original Collage Art Doll,

vintage clip with patterned underskirt, tweaked by Lisa Vollrath

note the suit dress with RED color-on-color, and black soutache trim

'Cassie' paper doll by Gwen R., c.1996

Also note the RED stripe lingerie, and the RED satin shoes!
(One can never accessorize with RED too often!)

Here is another color-on-color RED dress:

vintage sewing pattern graphics

Need an idea for that formal engagement?
Look no further!

'The Red Queen of Hearts', Barbie c.2007

'January Birthstone - Garnet' Barbie c.2003

'Holiday Ball' Barbie, c.2007

Just don't have time to sew all that material?

Looking for RED glamor and short? I have ideas for those too!!

(I love those big RED cabbage roses!!)

'Betty Boop' unofficial paper doll and RED outfits
note the RED lingerie!

Are you a little short on RED glamour fabric?
Here are some ideas to help you stretch that fabric into a dress!

Birgitte's 1924 paper doll, c.2002 courtesy of origamibears

Add some white accents to make that RED fabric go longer!

Skipper's Holiday dress, with differing petticoats, Barbie c.1962

'Black and White and RED' original Collage Art Doll by inkspired

Don't forget leftover fabric-
Note the RED accessories!

"Party Decorating" original Collage Art Doll by inkspired.

These Collage Art Dolls are ALL made from recycled junk mail!!

How about using a base color fabric, such as black,
and adding RED accents to complete the outfit?

Bob Mackie's "Circus" Barbie, c. 2010

Dolls of the World Barbie, Thailand, c.1998

Another costume for Betty Boop.
Note the RED accent ribbon on her hat!

Which brings up a very important part of your holiday ensemble -

Don't worry about the little things, just be sure it is RED!

"A Little Evening Glitz" original Collage Art Doll by inkspired
note card selection -

Note the cute RED ruffled skirt, and the RED flower fascinator.

Here's a vintage cutie that chose RED fringe-type trim
for her holiday ensemble-
vintage graphic, possible c.1910

Add some bright RED tights!!

from 'Dollikin' vintage paper doll set

or add a RED striped scarf and hat -

Whitman publisher

or perhaps some RED jewelry?

Just coming back from DisneyLand,
these are my ultimate RED accessories of the moment -

25th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Barbie

Oh dear, my RED holiday cheer is just overflowing...

and l o n g !


More later!


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