Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

"Baby will be well and smiling in little garments made by Mother, Auntie, Grannie and loving friends!"

Please join me as I teach the old fashioned techniques and skills needed to sew baby clothes. You will find lessons that start at the very beginning and take you step by step as we sew little baby clothes together. May you find much joy and pleasure in making them.
It's easy and it's fun!!

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Friday, January 6

London - V&A Wedding Outfit Circa 1851

Who doesn't love a Wedding Dress?

This one is made from cotton muslin and lined with linen. 
Made in England around 1851.

The bodice of the dress is simple in design.

But the lace veil would have transformed the Bride who wore it.

Here you can see the intricate lace design of the veil on the left.  On the right we see  the pretty ruffles at the lower part of the skirt.

I can imagine the ruffles on the skirt of a little girls dress.  Or maybe three ruffles to finish the bottom of a Christening Gown.   Do you see it?

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Louise M said...

This is truly lovely. I can see how the lines on the bodice and the skirt would have highlighted the bride's waist and given the illusion that it was even smaller. That veil is heavenly. I look forward to seeing how you take inspiration from this gown and interpret it for a child.

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

Look at that waist! That corset must have hurt! The veil is just gorgeous, I love all that lace. BTW, I'm in both of your classes in Boston, can't wait. I'm due for a weekend of hand sewing.

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