So unique and what an exquisite dress for your baby's special day. Would you believe that this dress was once a vintage pillowcase? I have always wanted to create a christening gown using a vintage pillowcase and had searched for a year for the perfect pillowcase to make one. When I found this one online, I didn't see the design clearly but loved the hemline. When I unwrapped it I knew then that this was meant to be. The embroidery at the bottom of the case had crosses around the entire piece which I didn't see before I bought it. There are 3 in front and 3 in back along with some very beautiful embroidery stitching. The cutwork and the scalloped hemline is just stunning.
Once constructed and to bring this to life, I added some delicate lace to the neckline, the sleeves, and also outlined the entire bodice. It ties at the back of the neck with white tiny satin ribbon. On the bodice in front there are two rows of lace with white satin ribbon woven through and tiny pearls to accent. There are two white satin ribbon bows with long streamers for a sweet accent. They are removeable also. The short puffy sleeves have been adorned with white satin ribbon bows for the final finish. The entire dress was crafted from this one vintage case, including the bodice and sleeves. French seams were done on the shoulders and back seam. All seams are professional finished and reinforced. The fabric feels like linen, I believe it is a cotton linen. Once I got it started it just took its only little course and the out come is just so sweet. Simply stunning!
This would make a wonderful heirloom to pass on for many many generations to come.
I would suggest dry cleaning on this, but I did hand wash it and tumble dried it.
Size: Newborn - Or 0 - 14pds. 21"L.
Heirloom Preservation Bag recommended for long term storage.
By Cameo Kids Boutique - Boutique Children's Fashion Designer.
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