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"Southern Belle" toddler ensemble

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Category Sewing
Sizing Children
Style Formal / Bridal
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What materials did you use? White batiste for bodice. Haboti silk for sash, armhole binding and petticoat ruffle binding, and slippers. Embroidered organza. Purchased ribbon flowers for slippers and hat. Horsehair (crin) for hat. Stretch lingerie lace for bodice of petticoat. Silk organza for bottom of petticoat and ruffles.

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What are you most proud of? The entire ensemble is lovely. It is so feminine and sweet. There are also silk organza armlets for the outfit but they chose not to use them for the photo. All of the handwork detail work made this truly a haute couture ensemble.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be very patient and utilize your hand sewing skills to the maximum for all of the detail work. It is worth it.

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Where can I find the pattern? It is way too cute

08/03/2011 Flag

This is an original. I don't know if there would be a similar commercial pattern for the dress that could be used. You are welcome to copy the design. If you want more particular information, e-mail me at dottyeb@live.com

08/04/2011 Flag

This is excuisite! I haven't seen such quality work in a long, long time! The recipient is so lucky!

10/05/2011 Flag

Thank you for your kind compliments. I so enjoy designing and sewing lovely one of a kind items. Especially for children.

10/05/2011 Flag

Oh my...'fanning myself'...I do declare, this is just divine! Very nice, dotty.

11/11/2011 Flag

LOL--you are too kind. Thank you so very much.

11/12/2011 Flag

hi dotty I tried looking for your spool pattern in your website and couldn't find the pattern ,if you can please tell me what size to cut strips that will be very helpful. thank you dotty

11/01/2014 Flag

2-1/2" squares 1" steps (spool sides and ends 1-1/2" sashing

11/07/2014 Flag