Charles James Butterfly Gowns, 1950s. Although he had salons in London an Paris in the 1930s, James was an influential American designer that opened a custom-made business in New York in the 1940s. Known for lavish ball gowns and architectural shapes, James was considered to be among the most original American designers.
MissyCrissy2 made this elegant Elsa from Frozen inspired gown for American Girl Dolls using Lee & Pearl's Pattern #1055: Skating Dresses for 18" Dolls, our FREE April 2014 Newsletter tweak and the Lee & Pearl Ice Princess Fabric Kit. To make your own, get the pattern and fabric kit in our Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/leeandpearl and the FREE pattern tweak in our Newsletter Archive at http://leeandpearl.com/newsletters.html