It’s been a while since I made a petit point embroidered dress, so when I found this lovely hankie on eBay, I decided it was time to make another. The skirt is cut on the bias to give it a lovely drape that skims the body. And I cut a new bodice pattern in more of a Queen Ann style, which is perfect for showing off a statement necklace. Available now in my Etsy shop.
You know me and my love for vintage wedding hankies. The hand embroidery is incredible! But to find a wedding hankie embroidered in color is truly rare. So I used this hankie to make a bridesmaid dress to coordinate with the wedding dress already in my shop. The waistband and bow are made from sage green silk tissue taffeta to make the peach and pink flowers pop. I think the bride may be just a little jealous. Available now in my Etsy shop.
Wedding season is upon us, so I figured it was time to pull out my stash of hand embroidered wedding hankies. It’s so hard to see the incredible detail of these hankies in mere photos, but suffice it to say, this dress is covered in gorgeous embroidery. I added a waistband and bow of blue silk tissue taffeta, and a veil of antique net lace. Fair warning: I’ll be posting this dress in my Etsy shop at 8:30pm EST.
The skirt of this dress is based on a vintage 1950’s Vogue sewing pattern. Most bubble skirts are gathered at the top and bottom, but this one is not. The shape of the pattern piece is wholly responsible for the bubble effect at the hem. Hand sewn from a vintage Liberty of London handkerchief and hot pink silk fabric, this dress is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Plus it fits a variety of 12” fashion dolls. On sale now in my Etsy shop.
While browsing vintage 1950’s sewing patterns, I ran across an unusual pieced bubble skirt design that I just had to try for myself. I paired it with a different bodice than the original pattern so I could bring in some contrasting green silk. Dress available now in my Etsy shop.
Some dresses are harder to let go of than others. This is one of those dresses. Pictures don’t do it justice. I found this gorgeous antique lace and layered it over blue silk tissue taffeta. To make it extra special, the back is fastened with genuine mother of pearl buttons over metal snaps. Available – for now – in my Etsy shop. Hurry before I change my mind.
I found this gorgeous antique lace on Etsy and just had to buy some! The vibrant flowers are embroidered over a black tulle base. I layered the lace over black Dupioni silk to make the flowers pop and then made the bodice from contrasting rose colored silk. Dress available now in my Etsy shop.