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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

...and the Little White Dress

This is one of the little dresses that I bought at the flea market along with the romper in the previous post.
It is a beautiful, fine batiste and washed well, but for 2 brown spots on the yoke. The construction techniques are interesting, too.

 The yoke detail shows you that it is constructed with regular seams. There is no entredeux used at the seams and they are not French seams. I'd say this dress is a size 2 or 3.
Look at the gorgeous feather stitching! I also like the polka dot Swiss trim. This dress has a really nice mix of laces and embroideries and a very balanced design. I ironed it and put it on my little dress form for these pictures, but it looks so nice in my entryway that I've left it there for now.

I hope you've enjoyed these 2 flea market finds. This is my post for White Wednesday at Faded Charm.

5 comments:

Debbie said...

This is a pretty piece. I love anything with vintage lace and linen.

andrea said...

What a timeless little piece! andrea!townandprairie

Sherry said...

Just gorgeous! I would have come home with these also! :)
Sherry

The French Hutch said...

The is such a sweet dress and your were luck to find it at a flea market. My MIL use to sew these little dresses when she was young. Thanks for sharing.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Angela said...

What a sweet little dress, I love the details and
all done by hand.
Hugs,
Angela.

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