Monday, August 03, 2015

Vintage Simplicity 3552: A Collar for Embroidery


 Over Christmas break I cut this dress out for Clara, and sewed the collar pieces together in preparation for some elaborate embroidery--and Clara took over from there. It was her carrying-around handwork for spring semester, and then she made the dress.


She's pretty handy with the satin stitching.


And I was very impressed with the chevrons she achieved with the skirt pieces.


On plain old ticking.

14 comments:

Julie said...

A beautiful dress and a beautiful, very talented daughter.

Jane said...

Wow! Very pretty! I have never seen a dress made from ticking before. Clara did a great job matching the stripes. A sign of a good seamstress.

Christina Gomez said...

It looks beautifully done! She learned from the best! Christina

Sarah said...

Such a unique and beautiful dress. Clara is very gifted!

Rozy Lass said...

So classy and elegant! Lovely dress on a lovely woman.

Mrs. Cote said...

Clara is crazy talented!! I wish I could catch some of her gift through the screen.

Carol said...

This is a work of art! (MD)

Lisa said...

That is absolutely charming - great job! Love ticking all the time.

Lisateresa

Anonymous said...

Really lovely dress! Impressive matching of those stripes, and beautiful embroidery. Well done, Clara.

Laura

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! That is just beautiful.

Barb in Nebraska

jenny_o said...

Beautiful! Love the red dots on the back collar; another lovely detail.

Lucille said...

There is a lovely programme here called The Great British Sewing Bee. I wonder if it is possible for you to get it. I'm sure you'd enjoy it and Clara's talent is a match for any of the contestants, although they do have a very short time limit in which to complete their tasks.

Mrs. B said...

That is stunning. The embroidery is beautiful and the dress shows amazing care and talent. Well done.

Lisa Beth W. said...

Stunning--simple, but stunning in its execution. Clara has immensely good taste and great talent.

Related Posts with Thumbnails