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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dresses, dresses, dresses

Here is the finished christening dress that was to be for my future great-granddaughter that turned out to be a great-grandson!
 Mother made a slip for me from a pattern she used when I was a baby!

I found this pattern in the Simplicity catalog but I was NOT going to pay $15.95!
This is a close-up of the original vintage pattern. When I showed it to Mother, she said, "I have that pattern!"
What would we do without Mama?
I found a blog with the most gorgeous "dresses" made from vintage handkerchiefs.

So you know me! I can do this! After googling and watching YouTube videos, I think I've got it! I started with scrapbook paper....
 ....and this is my handkerchief dress......
Upon closer inspection of Muriel's dresses I noticed that she makes a collar. I'm going to keep practicing.
The other blog Living Vintage has a garden shed that I want!
Hope you visit these two blogs!



Kate said...

Wow, that is a beautiful dress and bonnet, Charlotte! I'm sure one day you'll have someone to give it to. The slip your mom made is just perfect, too. Those hanky dresses are adorable; you did a great job replicating one. I've made "dresses" with doilies for cards, and I have a diecut for my Big Shot that cuts out little dresses, also for cards.

Gramma Rita said...

Beautiful crocheted dress and bonnet, Charlotte! Love your hankie dress, too. So cute! I'm anxious to see a picture of your shed when you get it made, too! :D

Pammy Sue said...

Oh, Charlotte! I'm glad I went back to look for the hankie dresses. Otherwise I wouldn't have seen your beautiful christening gown. It is just stunning! And the bonnet is beautiful too! Great job. And thanks for the link to the hankie dress lady.