RhinestonestoRubies

Doll Clothes for the Discriminating 18 inch Doll

Union, Washington · 84 Sales

RhinestonestoRubies

Doll Clothes for the Discriminating 18 inch Doll

Union, Washington 84 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(49)

Announcement   High end Doll Clothing for all the popular 18-inch soft-bodied dolls. Sewing is an art. If I can capture the viewer in a magical web and pull them into a world that fuels the imagination, creates a desire to play, and excites the senses, I have succeeded.

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Last updated on Dec 20, 2016

High end Doll Clothing for all the popular 18-inch soft-bodied dolls. Sewing is an art. If I can capture the viewer in a magical web and pull them into a world that fuels the imagination, creates a desire to play, and excites the senses, I have succeeded.

Linda DuBos

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Linda DuBos

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(49)
lindaaiken

lindaaiken on Sep 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A truly beautiful outfit which shipped very quickly. Fabric, workmanship, styling - all are first rate. And I really love the doggie! I'm so glad I purchased this.

Grace

Grace on Jan 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent transaction and absolutely gorgeous / high-quality outfit!!!

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Updates

An evening stroll on the boardwalk in an elegant blue maxi dress covered with white lace. From Rhinestones to Rubies Summer Collection-Girls at the Beach.
Can you picture your 18 inch doll wearing this gorgeous outfit to comb the beach looking for shells, sea glass, or glass floats;or strolling through a seaside town?
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About

MY FOCUS IS ON QUALITY AND CREATIVE DESIGNS

Welcome to my shop, Rhinestones to Rubies, where every stitch is a creative endeavor and you will find high quality clothing for the discriminating American Girl and similar 18 inch soft- bodied dolls.

For me life is a blank canvas that must be filled with beauty, fire, and passion. When introduced to the challenge of taking a length of fabric and creating with it something both beautiful and functional, I knew I had found a passion that would last a lifetime.

I spend years sewing for myself and my children but that wasn’t enough. Always looking for a challenge, I developed a unique way of creating fiber art dolls dressed in amazing handcrafted Victorian clothing which was featured in the 2009 February/March issue of Art Doll Quarterly.

From there I introduced a well received line of children’s clothing called Tea Party Fashions. Creative use of original appliqués and embellishments set my designs apart from the usual clothing available for children.

However with the death of my son by suicide in January 2010, I dropped out of the public eye. For the next three years I redirected my creative energies to drawing and painting as a way to escape my devastating grief. I also began a blog called “a Journey, Death by Suicide, a Mother’s Story” which has been read by thousands and thousands of fellow survivors.

The pull and passion for fiber art could not be long denied and in the fall of 2012 when my granddaughter ask me to make some doll clothes for her American Girl doll, a new world opened up. For the Christmas season of that year, I not only created these exciting little fashions for my granddaughter but also for the local Foster Children’s Program. Believing passionately in the quote “Not everyone can be a foster parent but anyone can help a foster child.” I have continued to donate doll clothing to delighted foster children.

I opened my Etsy shop, Rhinestones to Rubies, Doll Clothing for the Discriminating 18 inch Doll, in 2013. The name of the shop is my personal acknowledgment that from sorrow (rhinestones) a jewel (rubies) can be born.

I use all the skills I have learned through the years and have incorporated them into my creation of unique, high-quality, high-end doll clothing. For example, I use my love of art to create one-of-a-kind hand painted tee shirts. It is my artistic desire to step outside the box of doll clothing design and make from something ordinary something extraordinary.

Shop members

  • Linda Verity DuBos

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    When introduced to the challenge of taking a length of fabric and creating with it something both beautiful and functional, I knew I had found a passion that would last a lifetime. The creation of doll clothing helps to fuel that passion.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 2, 2016
Welcome to my shop Rhinestones to Rubies which features high quality, affordable clothing and accessories for American Girl and similar 18 inch dolls. As the name of my shop, Rhinestones to Rubies, implies, here you will find fashions that are both fun and those that are more high fashion. My love of design includes both.

So if your 18 inch soft bodied doll is playing with friends or going to the ballet, you should be able to find just the right outfit. Dressed up or dressed down, imagination and fun is my goal.

Pricing is determined by cost of the fabric and materials, complexity of the design, hours required for completion of the item, and the number of items included in the purchase. Be assured that all of my items are handmade by me (unless otherwise noted) using quality materials and techniques.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Customer satisfaction is my Number One priority. If you are not 100% satisfied with your item(s), please let me know within 48 hours of receipt. Items must be returned to me within 7 days of receiving your package. The only exception is international shipments. Items must be returned in new, undamaged condition and all item pieces must be included in the return package.

Once items are inspected, a full refund will be issued less Shipping and PayPal charges which cannot be refunded. Your refund will be paid to you in the same manner as you paid.

If a package is lost in the mail, I will work with you to find a reasonable solution.
Payment
I prefer PayPal as it is usually the fastest, easiest, and most secure way to ensure a smooth transaction for all the parties involved.

Orders must be cancelled within 24 hours of placement. I MAIL OUT ITEMS QUICKLY - USUALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PAYMENT - SO A QUICK RESPONSE IS NECESSARY. Thank you.

Sales tax is charged in accordance with U.S. state tax requirements.
Shipping
Items will be shipped within two working days of receiving payment.

All items will be shipped USPS (United States Postal Service)jFirst Class. If you would like me to ship another way, please contact me and additional shipping will be charged. Insurance can also be purchased for an additional charge. I will invoice you if these services are requested.

Multiple orders will get packaged together (when possible) to help reduce shipping costs. When purchasing multiple items that list different shipping costs, the higher shipping cost prevails.

Buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. International shipments can take 10 - 15 working days (up to three weeks in some cases) to arrive.

Please note: While I attempt to ship everything in pristine condition, it is possible items may become wrinkled in shipping.

I will message you when your special item is on its way.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please be sure your Etsy checkout address is the same as your PayPal address. This will be the address our item will be shipped to unless otherwise notified.

Some items are not suitable for children three years of age and younger. These items may contain small buttons or embellishments that could be a choking hazard to small children. Please use your own discretion when ordering.