Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

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Friday, April 6

Memphis...Amazing Vintage Gown

Yoke of gown.
This amazing gown is quite old...probably 1800's.

This is Virginia holding the amazing gown.
She has an amazing husband too.

All the ladies want him!

This gown had a matching slip.  It is actually a "pinning blanket".  A very old form of a slip.

Virginia's husband goes to Estate Sales.  And he finds things for Virginia.

He has an excellent sense of what she will like.  He seem to know what I would like too (isn't that amazing - since he's never met me!).

And the skirt is finished with lovely lace too.

Click to enlarge and you will see that there is lace netting behind the open worked spaces.

Don't you agree this gown is amazing?

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Val said...

Yes, absolutely amazing. By the way, I finished the embroidery on my little "trial" gown. Heading to JoAnns to learn about that Entredeux. I am so excited. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Kellie said...

The only thing I can say is WOW! Wouldn't you just love to know the story behind such a dress? How many littles wore it and for what occasion? Where it originated? Yikes!

Jeannie B. said...

I do love it when I have the story behind a gown!

And Val...I hate to tell you this but unless your JoAnn fabrics is a marvelous exception, you will not find entredeux there and probably not a great cotton lawn or batiste.

Val said...

Oh wow. O.K. Can I get it from you? Glad I popped back in to see this comment. See how much I know! lol I will go to your store and check it out again. Thanks

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