Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Easter Dress for Daisy


I started with New Look 0959 and laid the pattern pieces out on some handworked linen tablecloths my mother had given me. Each one had embroidered motifs in the corners which I tried to place artfully.


I lined the whole dress with ivory cotton voile, and also used the voile to make the inset band in the skirt, and the underskirt which was added for length. Sorry there's no picture of the front; it's just like the back.


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I love the combination of different shades of cream. It is both peaceful and refreshing somehow. By-the-by, that New Look pattern is still available, although it has been assigned a new number. I believe it is now 6259.

Rose said...

Anna if someone else told me they were going to repurpose a tablecloth into a good dress for a little girl I would be raising my eyebrows. You, however, are the queen of domestic goods repurposing and this result is stunning.

Deb said...

That is stunning! What a wonderful use of those beautiful pieces.

kath said...

Gorgeous! It makes me miss having little girls to sew for :(

Lisa said...

Great idea for lengthening it!

Lisateresa

Carol said...

Anna: This is exquisite!!! Carol (in MD)

Angela McRae said...

Beautiful! May be one of my favorite dresses yet on this blog!

Rebekah Markewich said...

I have followed your blog for a very long time, but I a! Not sure if I have ever commented. I love your blog- it has been very inspiring to me. This dress is so beautiful. Thanks for being awesome!

Julian said...

So very, very beautiful. I can't believe you made it out of a tablecloth. But then, I can. You are amazing!
Christina

Farrah said...

Miss Daisy will be lovely this Sunday. Did you make a dress for Bella as well?

Fiona said...

Daisy must feel so special in that clever creation. It's exquisite.

Abigail said...

So wonderfully perfect! Gorgeous repurposing, it looks beautiful.

Sarah said...

Lovely dress! What a great idea using vintage linens.

-Sarah

Netajane said...

The dress is so gracefully pretty. I love it!

opportunityknits said...

Swoons ...it's exquisite! I would have been a bit fearful to cut into the embroidered linen :)

Kate said...

Beautiful dress! I made one for my daughter, too. You can see it at http://www.consideringthewildflowers.blogspot.com

Hope Anne said...

That is definitely a project to share with "Sew Beautiful" in my opinion!!! I still wish there was a photo of the front! My curious mind wishes to see it! ;-)

Rebekah said...

What a treasure!

Erin said...

This dress is amazing!!

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