(gown - 6 & 12 months; dress – children’s size 2 – 12)

Violet is a sweet, simple dress with a unique embellishment. The dress front is all of one piece, with gathered slashes adding fullness to the skirt at the slightly raised waistline. The gathered skirt continues around to the back, which has a traditional bodice. The cap sleeves and jewel neckline are finished with a facing, which is stitched down with a shaped line of entredeux stitching. The lower edge of the skirt above the fabric band, and the band itself, are finished with a turned-under edge, and a similar line of shaped entredeux stitching. The raw edges trimmed back to the stitching give a shadow effect at these places. The lace (christening gown) or tatting (dress) bands above and below the fabric band on the skirt are where the innovative embellishment is displayed. Cotton baby rickrack is used as bridging between the tatting and finished fabric edges, and between the rows of wide laces on the gown. Rickrack and tatting or lace also edge the sleeves. This technique is easy with water-soluble stabilizer and water-soluble glue. Your choice of machine or hand embroidery on the bodice and skirt band provides a final touch of elegance to this understated masterpiece.

















$ 16.00 per yard.

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