Monday, August 19, 2019

Baby's Blessing Dress

A special little dress for a precious little girl; my granddaughter!




First attempt at Shadow Work embroidery. 
My friend Gail, who has made several of these heirloom dresses, taught me how. 
Here's the back side, in progress:


For the design, my daughter @thimblechaser sketched the coral, and I added Plumeria,
which is not only symbolic of birth and new life, but also grows outside their front door.


Here's the finished front panel:
Inset lace (sewn by Gail), with the finished shadow work.



Sleeve.

Tatted Lace, handmade by my daughter!

Cleaned and blocked.

Bodice.

Sweet moments.



Oh, sweet, precious thing!


~💗💗💗~

Next up: a blessing outfit for my brand new grandson, born two weeks ago!   Sweet little darling boy. This Grandma's heart is full to bursting!



5 comments:

Farm Quilter said...

Simply gorgeous dress, with so much love put into creating it!! Congratulations on the new grand babies!! I got two new grands this year as well...a little girl in May and a little boy in July. What a blessing grandchildren are!!

Cheryl B. said...

Just darling! And the dress is cute too! You are a lucky woman!

Carol S. said...

That dress is such a treasure and so gorgeous! Congratulations on your new grandson...he's so beautiful!

Unknown said...

Definitely a keepsake! This is going to be a treasure forever!

Helen L said...

beautiful dress, beautiful embroidery, and the tatting!! I tried it and just couldn't get that one!!!