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English netting 'Blessing Dress'

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Dress without petticoat

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Children
Style Traditional, Classic, Romantic
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What materials did you use? Embroidered English netting for the dress, bonnet, and slippers. Silk charmeuse for off white petticoat, habotai silk for the pink petticoat,

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What are you most proud of? That I finally had the 'guts'to tackle the English netting. It is not for the faint of heart, if one is to treat the netting as it was intended to be sewn. There was a great deal of handwork in turning the bound seams on the dress.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Hone up on your heirloom sewing skills, and your handwork skills.

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08/10/2012 Flag

Exquisite ensemble.

08/10/2012 Flag

So lovely! I have worked with English netting also, and appreciate the difficulty. I hope this wonderful masterpiece lasts for many generations. Make sure it's stored in acid-free environment.

08/10/2012 Flag

so beautiful

08/11/2012 Flag

It's lovely, and your work is absolutely beautiful!

08/19/2012 Flag

Thank you so very much.

08/20/2012 Flag