Where did the time go? The past thirty-five days just flew by while I was totally immersed in blue batiste and lace. After many nights of hand embroidering vines and bullion roses, several trips to Montgomery to the nearest Joann Fabrics for more lace, and to Hobby Lobby for more embroidery floss, I can report that the dresses are done and delivered. Thank goodness it was time for March Madness, which made the hours of hand work even more enjoyable.
The original order was for three heirloom dresses and three men/boy’s ties. During the assembly of these items, the customer was blessed to adopt another baby girl. So, on the fly a fourth dress was added to the total. Once the dresses were completed, I realized that I should tell the customer that she should make certain that the girls had slips for these dresses. So, she added 4 slips to the order, which was not my intention, but why not… All told, this order was for 4 heirloom, hand embroidered, dresses, 3 ties, and 4 slips.
The best part of the whole order was the delivery. All 4 dresses fit the girls perfectly. This is truly amazing, since I only had the measurements of each girl to work with. I had never met the girls before. Armed with only one family portrait and all the important measurements, I went to work.
All four dresses are made from blue batiste and lace. The dropped yoke dresses are hand embroidered around the scalloped hems and scalloped collars. Lace surrounds the bottom of the dresses, the edges of the puffed sleeves, and the collars. All dresses have embroidered roses on the buttons, sash ties, and bow keeper on the back. Here are the photos from our shoot and I hope to post updated photos when the girls are wearing the dresses.
Now my attention turns to two more orders in the queue. Stay tuned…