Monday, April 22, 2013

Opal's blue dress


I made Opal a special dress.


A retro dress much like I wore when a baby.


It has tucks, hand embroidery, and special finishing.


The fabric is a light blue batiste with a gorgeous hand.


The pattern called for elastic and lace  at the edge of the sleeves.  I chose a bound edge instead with gathers.


When JoAnne's had dollar patterns, I found this reissue vintage pattern from 1952.


I snapped it up because it has numerical significance.  I was born in 1952.  Thirty years later I gave birth to my only baby girl.  Thirty years after that she gave birth to her own baby girl. Sometimes things just line up. Serendipity!

3 comments:

Betty Lou said...

How sweet and so beautiful.

Vagabond Mother said...

Please come over when you get back to see her in it! Thank you so much! I love it and will treasure it always.

Laraine Eddington said...

It's beautiful Laurel. Such serendipity calls for a dress like that.