I spent my days designing presentations, charts, and marketing materials for a few years before realizing my true passion was social stationery. So, I started to design save the dates and wedding invitations for family and friends.
You will receive a short email when I release a new pattern, or start an eBay auction. If you are a first time visitor to my web site, here are a few tips: A gallery of dolls that I paint and offer to collectors.
I accept Custom orders but it will be about 18 months before you receive your doll. My doll clothing patterns include the easiest step by step instructions you've ever seen, because I include photographs of each step of the sewing process!
Create beautiful fashions for your favorite dolls! This is where you will find a history of past already sold designs. It will give you an idea of the scope of my work. These are designs from I have been sewing for my dolls since I was a little girl, and designing clothing for real people before, during, and after my years at College La Salle the preeminent design school in Montreal.
These Galleries document my first two years of designing for the internet doll world. I am happy to have found my niche as a doll artist and fashion designer for beautiful dolls, and I hope you enjoy looking at my design work from these exciting first two years.
I read a little about your history designing for the Canada Ballet, could you tell me a little more about your background in clothes design and construction? I had quite a bit of experience before entering Fashion School in my twenties.
Starting at three or four I was playing with dolls and dressing them. I started creating my own clothes for the dolls with scraps from my mother's sewing efforts, before I was allowed anything but child's scissors and big blunt needles. This morphed into sewing cloth dolls for sale during my teenage years and I started sewing my own clothing.
I also started doing alterations for many people in my neighborhood and then took a piecework job with a local clothing manufacture at 15, and learned how to sew on industrial sewing machines. This led to starting a dancewear company with my sister who was dancing for the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.
We designed and sewed unitards, leotards, leg warmers etc. This business continued for several years, and as my sister moved up in the world of ballet The National Ballet in Toronto and I gained new customers for my designs. Then I made a mistake and ended up as a single mother - two children and a divorce before I turned While in Fashion School I designed costumes for choreographers of some smaller ballet companies.
My classes in Fashion School filled in what I didn't already know, especially about how to drape and draft professional patterns. I studied fashion history and had a very inspirational teacher for Fashion Drawings.
The high point of those years was winning a fashion contest that let me represent Canada in an international competition held in Paris. It was thrilling to see my design compete on a Paris Fashion Runway with a professional model dressed in my creation!
Right about this point in my life I met and then married my husband, Bennett, and moved with my two young children to Vermont, a land of green mountains and cows No fashion industry at all!
So I opened my own shop called "Fashion By Magalie" where I had a thriving business making custom sportswear, Winter fleece wear, and personally fitted bathing suits.
This became too much to manage while raising my children, so I took a position as creative designer for a small doll company and designed two complete lines of cloth dolls with extended fashion collections.
Then in I discovered eBay and the rest is history. I had finally found a viable outlet for my childhood passion! Your patterns are completely unique and original, where do you get your inspiration? Every doll 'model' I have is an inspiration for me, but I'm also inspired by fabrics, textures, and jewelry.Custom packaging design with your entire business in mind Delight customers.
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If you are a first time visitor to my web site, here are a few tips: Little Darlings. A gallery of dolls that I paint and offer to collectors.
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