About YumYum

YumYum Couture is contemporary fashion for 15-17 inch fashion dolls. Designs are original and handcrafted by Miriam Shepard in her Chevy Chase, Maryland studio. Miriam Shepard has been sewing for dolls since 2002 (early fans may remember her Classic Style Designs for Barbie and Tyler Wentworth).  Her work has been featured in Haute Doll, Fashion Doll Quarterly and Doll Costumer and she has won many first prizes for her designs at Tonner and Wilde Imagination doll conventions.


Each YumYum Couture design is individually made and most items are either very limited editions or one of a kind fashions. Occasionally there will be pieces that are ready to ship on the What's New page. Look for YumYum also on eBay.


YumYum can make any of the designs on this website to fit the following dolls:


Tonner Doll Company: Tyler, Ellowyne, Antoinette, Deja Vu, Evangeline

Integrity Toys: Avant Garde, FR16, Poppy Parker, Tullabelle, Gene


Jamieshow Dolls




Mazarine Blue

Kingdom Doll


YumYum Couture and Miriam Shepard are not associated with any of the above named dolls or doll companies. None of the dolls modelling YumYum Couture on this website are for sale.                     

YumYum has these dolls on hand to use as fit models for your design so you can be assured that the garment you order will fit the doll of your choice.


Payment for a commission from YumYum is not required until your order is ready to send. You will receive an email advising you that the order is ready. A deposit will be requested only if you are asking for a very large order or for a particularly unusual, or expensive fabric that must be sourced.  Payment is due within 5 days of an email you will receive advising that your order is ready to send.  If payment is not completed within the 5 days YumYum will feel free to offer the design for sale to the public.