I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! At the beginning of this year, we kicked off our Etsy Shop Features with Erin Green of Cupcake Cutie Pie. Today, we are so excited to show you more of her beautiful designs and creations with a review and a giveaway for a beautiful green holiday dress, perfect for Maryellen or any other lucky doll!
The review is first, with the giveaway & coupon code details at the end of the post.
~Review of Regency Outfit~
This stunning Regency ensemble that Scheherazade is modeling is a custom outfit designed and created by Ms. Green. It comes with the dress, ribbon belt, pantalettes, socks, and shoes for a complete outfit.
I requested a Regency dress and told her I was looking for something winter themed in light blue. Erin sent me fabric suggestions and I decided to go with this snowflake print. I let her know I liked lace details and she incorporated that onto the hem of the dress, as well as the edging of the pantalettes. It was such a pleasure to work with her and she was able to create what I had in mind perfectly!
Close up of the lace detail on the hem. It really helps add a level of elegance to this Regency ensemble. Unlike a lot of AG outfits where the detailing and trim are only on the front (I'm looking at you, Addy's Cape Island dress), this lace hem goes all the way around the back of the outfit as well.
The belt is a satin ribbon with a decorative buckle in silver plastic that is removable so it is easy to adjust the look of the outfit.
One of my favorite parts of this outfit are the sleeves. They are gathered so evenly and I love that they "puff" out slightly.
Back view of the dress.
All Cupcake Cutie Pie outfits have button closures, not velcro, so you don't need to worry about getting hair, or delicate material snagged and pulled. The buttons always match the outfit and are unobtrusive and easy to use.
Erin never does things half way, and all of her outfits are complete outfits with accessories as well. For historical outfits, she includes matching undergarments, socks, and shoes.
This outfit came with matching snowflake pantalettes with cute bow shoes, and lacy socks for the full, elegant, Regency lady look. :)
Close up of pantalettes with elastic waistband and lace trimming around the legs.
The edges of the undergarments are also finished so there is not worry for fraying.
Close up of shoes. Erin does not make the shoes herself, but always makes sure they match the outfit she made.
Here is the ribbon belt with the decorative buckle in silver plastic.
The buckle is removable so you can take it off and use a different ribbon if you want to change up the look of an outfit.
Now we'll take a closer look at this lovely dress itself! Here is the front of the dress. I realize the print is a bit large but it is what I asked for and I am happy with it. If you are placing a custom order with Erin, you can request a smaller print and she will definitely work with you to find just the right fabric for what you have in mind.
You can see all of the neat, careful seams in this close up, alone with the careful, tiny tucks where the skirt joins the bodice to help give the outfit additional shape and detail.
Close up of the button closure on the back, as well as the even tucks in the back of the dress.
You can see that the bodice of the dress is lined and all the edges are finished to prevent fraying. The inside of the outfit is just as neat as the outside!
And last but not least, the socks! I love the diamond pattern on them and they fit the doll easily.
~Coupon Code for Cupcake Cutie Pie~
Ms. Green has kindly set up several coupon codes for Lissie & Lilly readers to use in the Cupcake Cutie Pie Etsy store.
Save $5 off any $50 order using: 5from50
Save $10 off any $100 order using: 10from100
10% off any Cupcake Cutie Pie Custom Doll Collection with: 10PERCENT380CM
Make sure you visit her Etsy shop and take a look at all of the beautiful creations she has posted, ranging from Historical to Modern outfits, Nightwear, Holiday ensembles, clothes for Bitty, Custom Dolls with a complete wardrobe, and a recently added Sale section!
~Giveaway for Green Holiday Dress~
So now that you have see the fine work of Ms. Green, you can enter for your chance to own your own Cupcake Cutie Pie one of a kind holiday dress! Ms. Green generously provided this lovely green ensemble for us to give away to one lucky winner. It comes with the dress, headband, gold shoes, and stockings for a complete look. ^_^ It would be perfect for the 1950s BeForever character Maryellen, or any other fashionable doll ready to shine this winter season!
Close up of dress bodice.
Gold shoes and stockings.
Lovely detailing on the sleeves!
It is free to enter, no purchase necessary, and open to anyone (including those outside the USA) over the age of 13. If you are under 13, please ask your parent or guardian to enter for you.
The giveaway will run from Nov. 27 - Nov. 30 (midnight Central USA time).
Visit Cupcake Cutie Pie's Etsy Store by clicking here. Comment below with your favorite outfit in her shop.
For bonus entries:
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*max 7 additional entries*
The winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 1st on this post, so check back then! ^_^