I have taken so many pictures of this sweet dress....and I still can't get a good one. I think I need to spend more time perfecting my photography skills. I did take photography in high school...for about two weeks....and then I dropped it for advanced sewing instead. Go figure!!! For me...I guess it is one or the other...not both!!!
I modified a pattern to make this dress have a yoke the height that I wanted and I also modified the sleeves to make the puffiness the amount I wanted. I then crocheted around the neck, sleeves and across the front and back yoke. For the fabric I used 100% cotton batiste....which I really enjoyed working with. Then I had to decide what to embroider across the yoke. I found this design in a book and promptly stitched it on. I love to stitch bullion roses and lazy daisy leaves...but I can't always come up with original designs. I am working on that though. All in all.....I love this sweet little dress. I'm debating whether or not to make matching bloomers and/or a slip. Any thoughts???? The dress kind of matches the bonnet that I made for my bonnet class. Which, by the way, was a fantastic success. I had five precious ladies in attendance and we had 3 hours of non-stop fun. Everything went very smoothly and I am already looking forward to another opportunity to share my love of combining heirloom sewing with crochet edging.