Thursday, November 18, 2010

Show and Tell Friday - Vintage Baby Dress

Beautiful smocking and embroidered pink flowers

My paternal Grandmother (whom I adored) was an excellent seamstress and made several baby dresses for me.  Luckily my Mom saved them for me.  

This one is a little beauty, a light blue pastel satin fabric, beautifully hand embroidered and smocked.   I can imagine my Grandmother sewing this for me and I think she would have been so pleased that I still have it all these years later.   

I think it has held up nicely considering it is over sixty years old.  

Pretty embroidered cuff

I feel pretty!

This is the first of four vintage baby dresses I will be sharing with you.   

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Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday



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10 comments:

  1. Sandy, you lucky girl - that is one gorgeous dress!!!

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  2. How beautiful and what a treasure.

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  3. Very cute. I love the new banner too. Nice job keeping it centered.

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  4. This is so beautiful. What a treasure. I have always saved the dresses that I made for my daughter. I do hope she has a love for them one day.
    Teresa

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  5. wow! such a lovely dress! precious treasure!

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  6. Lovely! very, very pretty. I recently found a crocheted coat my grandma made for my mom when she was a little girl, and that I used as well. Now it will go to my little niece...when she's grown enough to wear it. She's too tiny now! :o)
    Have a great day!

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  7. Oh my, this is the sweetest little blue dress! Beautiful!

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  8. What a wonderful treasure. I had an older cousin who made us smocked dresses. I wish I still had one of them. I think they were passed on to another younger cousin.

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  9. Hi Sandy,

    Nice to meet you! I love the name of your blog!
    This little dress is just darling. I have several of little baby dresses as well, and some are my own daughters. I like the little batiste ones with the fine lace on them. I'm sure a lot of love went into that little dress, and how nice that you still have it.
    Blessings to you this holiday season!

    Debbie

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