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    Bird of Paradise Designs : : : original Silk Garments by Billie Barthelemy



Hand Embroidery Styles

Hand Embroidery Styles

Quilted Styles

Quilted Styles

Hi everyone! Fall is approaching in northern Minnesota, and I'm starting to think about heading south at the end of October, back to my southern home in Punta Gorda, Florida. I've got some great shows lined up and will be adding more in the next weeks. Please go to the Shows page for details. I hope to see you in person at one of these fine events. For those of you who have made orders in the past, I do keep your size and style information, making it easy to make new orders. And I also have Gift Certificates available in several denominations here on the website and in person. Thanks for all your support, and Happy Summer!

For over 49 years I have been designing and making original garments. I make jackets, tops, pants and skirts in several colors of 100% silk noil. The basic shapes are simple and elegant and versatile. They are available unadorned or with various styles of Freehand Machine stitching, as shown in the Catalog. They are also available hand-embroidered (by my hands) in several original styles. Examples of these are shown on the Hand Embroidery page. Some quilted styles are also offered on the Quilted Styles page.

You will notice there is no shopping cart here except for purchasing gift certificates. The reason for this is that I make each piece up to order, and I like to speak to you about size before I commit the time and materials.

My designs are all quite simple shapes and are easy to fit to a particular size if I have the proper measurements. I will work with you to determine the correct size by phone, email, or text and then can proceed with confidence. Thanks for your understanding!

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