Wednesday, July 28, 2010

{Sweet Vintage Dress}

I have a very sweet vintage baby dress in my collection that actually belonged to me when I was a baby! I kinda hated to use the word "vintage" and "me" in the same sentence, but I guess I am getting old to that age where my baby clothes could be considered "vintage".
The story behind my dress, if I remember correctly, is that my mom got this sweet dress and slip for a baby shower gift for her first pregnancy. She never got to use the dress, because her first pregnancy resulted in a boy, so she saved it for her next baby. Baby #2 was another boy, so she saved it again for the next baby. Baby #3 was, yep, you guess it, another boy! It wasn't until baby #4 that she finally produced a girl and I don't think there is even a picture of me wearing this sweet little dress!!!
I absolutely love the tiny tucks in this dress along with the embroidery, and the neckline is just tooooo cute!
My goal someday, is to re-create this sweet vintage dress using this pattern by The Old Fashioned Baby.
I have some VERY exciting things I am working on for the near future - I hope to make an announcement very soon, meanwhile I am working hard to complete the instructions for "Jack 'n Jill" so that I can get it posted on my website as soon as possible!


Susan said...

I love your heirloom sewing. I hope someday I can sew that well, I am still just a novice.

Virginia said...

That is beautiful! I would love to be able to sew something like that by hand; what a labor of love!

Rettabug said...

Hey Laurie,

With 3 boys to chase after, who can blame your Mom for not taking time to get your picture taken in that beautiful dress? LOL I think it is a wonderful heirloom treasure & I'm so glad you still have it!

Looking forward to seeing what you're working on now. :-)

Ginny said...

This dress is similar to several that I have in my possession. We're not sure whether my mom or grandmother was the first to wear them. Yours is lovely!

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sandy said...

That such a darling dress and how nice that it was saved for you.
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Julia said...

OH my, how breathtakingly beautiful!

Scrapping With Sherry said...

What a sweet dress. I would love to see your new creations. I will be keeping my eye out for them.

I came by today to introduce myself. My name is Sherry and I have joined the Bloggerette Sorority. I have only been blogging for almost 30 days so I missed the Rush, but I look forward to taking part in future events. I would be honored if you would like to come by for a visit at Hope to see you there!

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