The original vintage gown, as shown below, was first featured in
issue #142 of Sew Beautiful Magazine in a pictorial.
My drafted pattern and the step-by-step instructions are all included in the article. I thought you might like to see more close-up pictures of my re-creation! This gown has so many wonderful heirloom sewing techniques! I hope you enjoy the pictures and that it inspires you to grab the latest issue of Sew Beautiful and make a gown for someone special.
Perfect placement of the embroidery is very important, so I printed off a template and placed it behind the fabric and marked my lace insertion lines. I then hooped the fabric and let my embroidery machine do the work. The sweet and simple design of scattered flowers and leaves is a replica taken from the original vintage gown. You can download it FREE!
Pictured above is the lace insertion on the front of the gown.
Once the lace insertion was stitched, I then proceeded with
regular heirloom sewing techniques for lace insertion.
Creating the tucks in the lace at the yoke of the dress was
like creating magic! I just totally LOVE the look!
Gathering lace to the neck opening.
Vintage and Re-Created Lace Tucked Gowns
I have heard from so many readers already that are using my pattern to make a Vintage Tucked Lace Gown of their own!