Hankie Couture

It's not just a dress, it's a lifestyle
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The Hankie Couture philosophy is at once thoughtful, logical, and loving. Perhaps this is because conditions in the Hankie Couture world are consistently wonderful. Every morning the sun shines, the skies are blue, and folks wake up ready to enjoy the day. This relaxed attitude gives rise to Hankie Couture’s top five precepts:

  • When you look good, you feel good
  • Speak from the heart, and make every syllable meaningful
  • There is no greater gift than kindness
  • Humor and wit are as vital as common sense
  • A handwritten thank-you note makes a big impression
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The Hankie Couture visual style is an aesthetic unto itself—elegant, but also wildly exciting! What’s on the surface reveals what's within. Here are five of Hankie Couture's most vital artistic principles:

  • The smallest details make all the difference!
  • Color helps a woman blossom
  • Pearls are the perfect accessory, even with pajamas
  • Comfort and elegance walk hand in hand
  • There is no such thing as an ugly hankie!
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Your imagination and transform colorful handkerchiefs into more one-of-a-kind fashion ensembles!

Hankie Couture is back in this newly revised edition with even more stunning and original doll-sized fashions meticulously crafted from vintage handkerchiefs. With a gallery of 125 unique mix-match outfits and accessories, and accented with witty lifestyle advice from the Hankie Couture girl, this book showcases a limitless variety of doll-sized fashions for every occasion.

Featuring New Patterns! HANKIE COUTURE:

A book by Marsha Greenberg

  • Publisher: Running Press an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Cover Price $18.00 USA | $23 CAN

Doll Couture

Includes 9 original patterns! DOLL COUTURE:

Hankie Couture creator Marsha Greenberg shares her extraordinary gift for transforming vintage fabric into one-of-a-kind doll fashions. Now you can make them too! Doll Couture is an exquisite collection of fashions for 18-inch dolls—everything from dresses to pants, jumpers, blouses, and shoes—meticulously crafted from vintage handkerchiefs, table-cloths, tea towels, laces, linens, pillowcases, table runners, and much more. Doll Couture showcases more than 100 of Marsha’s unique fashions and accessories.

Where it all started...


First book published by the author with more than 125 full-color photographs from Marsha's private, never-before-seen collection. Create your very own Hankie dress by following the simple pattern and sewing instructions included in these pages.

Custom Creations

Many people have written to me asking if I could fashion a Hankie Couture dress out of their grandmother's hankie, or another relative's hankie that they've had sitting in a drawer. People have sent me their sister's hankie, their aunt's hankie, their cherished mother's hankie, and I'm proud that I've been able to give them back something that can be treasured and played with. I'm thrilled to know that my dresses strike a chord in people's hearts.

If you would like me to make a custom creation from your own vintage hankie, please write to me.