Long before Martha Pullen had grandchildren of her own, she spotted this antique dress, circa 1900, along Portobello Road in London. Her own children were long out of heirloom clothing, so she tucked the lovely garment among her collection. Only after she developed her antique cutwork machine embroidery CDs did she remember the little dress. Using machine embroidery designs provided with this e-pattern, Sue Stewart reproduced an heirloom dress that very closely resembles the original. The reproduction, as pictured is made of cotton lawn. Although the fabric was selected in keeping with the delicate nature of the antique, Sue noted difficulty in machine embroidering on it. She suggests using Nelona Swiss batiste for a machine-embroidered reproduction and cotton lawn for hand embroidery. This pattern was excerpted from the book Sewing for a Royal Baby. Download this e-pattern instantly and start sewing this project today! Pattern Sizes: 2–4
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