Monday, May 29


A gorgeous gown in imperial batiste in white with Swiss Lace edging and insertion.

This pattern is for an 18mth size, so I rejigged the measurements and patterns quite a bit to suit the smaller size.  I think the originals was more likely to be a size 5 given the look of it and the child.

Over 1000 individual embroidery stitches including lots of bullion roses in two shades of pink, with bullion daisies and french knots, lazy daisy leaves in leaf green and stems in back stitch, they were suppose to be stem stitch but I liked the look of the back stitch better.   Roses were left off the collar being a smaller size. 

150 individual tucks and countless hours of smocking and embroidery combined.  

The dress is fully lined with an inbuilt petticoat as the imperial batiste is very sheer, but beautifully to work with and slightly less crushy than cotton batiste. 

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