Monday, November 23, 2009

Sweet and Simple Christmas Dress

This little Christmas dress, demonstrates that simple, is sometimes best. Pattern #104 is one of my favorites, because there is so much that you can do with the yoke overlay. I had some beautiful white pima cotton fabric and scraps of lace that were perfect for a Christmas dress. Sketching my design gives me a chance to make sure that I am happy with my style and color choices before I start the project.

I trimmed the yoke overlay with lace edging along the bottom edge. A 1" space was left between the lace edging and lace insertion for the embroidery. The holly berries are spaced 1/2" apart and were worked with one strand of DMC floss. The berries are Granito Knots worked with 5 stitches and the leaves are Filled in Lazy Daisies. Instructions for the stitches can be found in the "Heirloom Embroidery Book."

Once the yoke overlay was completed, the dress went together very quickly. I also added a strip of lace insertion down the center of each sleeve. This dress would be lovely for Spring, stitched with pink rosebuds.


Martha said...

so pretty. I actually thought that was a piece of insertion until I read more closely. So pretty.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous!!!! Simple and Classic!!!

The Hilliard Family said...

Beautiful!! I love it! I got Sydney's dress completed, you can see pics at my blog.
Let me know what you think.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful dress!

Unknown said...

i wish I had seen this back before Christmas. I belabored on what to make one of my granddaughters and this would have been perfect!!!


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