Tuesday, September 13, 2011

All In The Details

I found this adorable baby dress at the thrift store the other day.  At first glance, it looked vintage.  Once I got a good look, however, I realized it is a modern day handmade dress with classic styling.  Though I can't sell it in sosovintage, and I have NO plans to have any more children myself, I do have a friend who is expecting a girl.... yippee!
The chest smocking is on a lavender gingham panel that coordinates so nicely with the floral fabric.

Sweet eyelet trim along the hem

And the neatest bit of all- look at the way the buttons are attached!  Instead of just using your basic button-sewing technique, this person used lavender and green thread and french knots to create "flowers".  Now you sewing people may have seen this before, but I was just floored by this precious idea.  I want to try this myself!  On what, I have no idea- but I'll find something in Sophie's closet, I'm sure.  You want to try, too?  Great!  Do it and send me a photo (jennie.thoma@gmail.com)... I'll share your work right here!

1 comment:

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

This is so CUTE jennie!
What lovely smocking! And those buttons are gorgeous!
I'm gonna have to try it :o)