The interest in sewing doll dresses was always within Erpha Ahdyani Othman but the hobby was long abandoned. She then started sewing doll dresses and turned it from a hobby to a source of income.
1) Her admiration for the elegance dolls’ dresses since childhood
2) Customers from all around the world
Her beautiful and elegance custom-made barbie dolls’ dresses are highly demanded by collectors all around the world especially the United States. She produced hundreds of dresses with orders coming from international customers.
Majority of her customers love her creations as they are better than clothes sell by Mattel, a company that produces Barbie Dolls. Orders and requests keep pouring in since she started the business.
3) Requires special techniques and fabrics
In making a doll’s dress, it needs special techniques and she definitely need to pay close attention for the dress to be perfect. The fabrics and patterns matter to ensure it suits each individual doll.
The stitching pattern should be correct so that the quality is maintained and the dress could be ruined even if a millimetre is missed.
4) Price range from RM 150 – RM 200
Each dress is sold for between RM 150 to RM 200 each depending on the type of fabric used. She uses a wide range of fabrics including silk and cotton. The type of fabrics used should take into account the dark and light colours. The mechanical pencil used should also be bright so that the strokes will be clear so there will be no inaccurate cutting of the fabric.
5) Focusing on Silkstone Barbie doll
As for now, she’s solely focusing on creating dresses for Silkstone Barbie doll, designed for Barbie doll collectors.