Dapper Darling in Tweed



This new creation has been a long time coming. The pieces are very versatile with previous SqueakyMonkey pieces as well as mix and match with other designers. I have more in the works that will coordinate with this timeless set. The set includes an intricate pinafore overlay that is gathered in at the waist instead of using darts. It creates a unique texture and form. Resting just above it is a delicate piece of lace from Singapore and a tiny burgundy bow at the top. The pinafore closes in the back with either tiny buttons or beads and loop closures.

The knickerbockers are really fun and versatile. They are very wide and more dramatic than your standard “knickers” (no, not underpants my English dollies.) The knickers ride very high nearly to the chest with a thick waistband. For a nice flat finish, I have chosen velcro closures. I wanted to do bead and loop closures, but it was too hard to keep closed with the curve of the back.

The ruff blouse is made of a gorgeous white cotton with a raw edged ruff collar and billowing sleeves that end with elastic around the wrist (please note that I have improved on the design and have the elastic above the cuff end). It closes in the back with 2 snaps. I have a new blouse design in the works that will come in the next installment of the Dapper Darling Collection.

I hope you like this new design as much as I do.

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