Vintage Simplicity 6504 (from 1970's)
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Retro / Vintage, Classic, Romantic, Cute
Embroidered batiste remnants from a dress my mother made for herself in the 1970's, blue batiste.
What was your inspiration?
I found the embroidered batiste in some of my mother's 'stash' of remnants that I inherited when she passed away. This particular remnant is what remains of fabric from which my mother made herself a lovely lined cocktail dress in the 1970's. I paired it with matching blue batiste for this lovely little ensemble. It is a size 12 mos. The couture detailing on the skirt and on the little 'bloomers' is a lovely little detail I have recreated from a vintage organdy dress I had when a child in 1941. The bodice is lined, and consequently the inside of the dress is as lovely as the outside. The bloomers are constructed with French seams. The elastic in the bloomer legs is encased in a batiste bias casing in lieu of exposed elastic.
What are you most proud of?
I love the little 'scalloped' couture detailing on the skirt and bloomers. This particular detail was on a little white organdy dress I had when I was very little (in 1941). The original detail had hand embroidered scallops on the piece. I used the embroidery option on my Bernina. However, the details were all hand applied for a true heirloom look. The lined bodice gives a couture feel to the garment and provides a soft and smooth interior to be next to young skin.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Think out of the box, and have fun creating new and one-of-a-kind creations.