Created by: dottyeb
Project

"Southern Belle" toddler ensemble

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. 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.

You Can Make This

dottyeb made "Southern Belle" toddler ensemble with:

  • 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.

Project Description

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. 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.

Q&A with dottyeb

doubledee516 asked:
Where can I find the pattern? It is way too cute
dottyeb answered:
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
Fruition asked:
This is excuisite! I haven't seen such quality work in a long, long time! The recipient is so lucky!
dottyeb answered:
Thank you for your kind compliments. I so enjoy designing and sewing lovely one of a kind items. Especially for children.
MomGrandma asked:
Oh my...'fanning myself'...I do declare, this is just divine! Very nice, dotty.
dottyeb answered:
LOL--you are too kind. Thank you so very much.

Skill Level

Intermediate