Thursday, August 9, 2012

Spring Garden Vintage Linen Sundress

     This sweet dress was was one of three dresses given to our school music teacher to use in fund raising for her wonderful choral/performing arts program.  This past spring she put on a special musical performance of Beauty and the Beast with rented costumes that cost an 'arm and a leg'!
 A  hand embroidered vintage dresser scarf was used for the bodice and apron of this size 8 dress.  The photo above shows the bodice outlined on one section of the scarf, carefully placing the pattern so that the yellow bow and the most of the flowers would show.  The skirt of the dress was a wonderful heavier weight cotton and the border, lining, and shoulder ties were a small blue gingham.
I love the Petal Knot Dress by Portabellopixie by designer Sandi Henderson.  I have used this pattern many times but this was the first time in this size.  I think the proportions are lovely and it came out well.  I sure do love using vintage linens!  I hope the needle artist who made this scarf is pleased!

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