A little linen dress.

Still on the theme of “heirloom sewing” I made this little dress for the new baby of one of our knitting group recently but didn’t want to post the pictures until I’d given the present to its new owner. march 2013 018The dress is made from white handkerchief linen.

It is made from a vintage McCall’s sewing pattern. I embroidered the cherry blossom on the machine and added a pinstitch hem to give the skirt a bit of weight.march 2013 021

This is sewn on the machine using a wing needle to make the little holes in the linen.

I added flower shaped buttons on the back and used the same buttons on the front of the little cardigan I knitted to go with it. They aren’t shown on the photos because I took the photos before I sewed the buttons on!

The cardigan is the Little Margot Wrap from one of the Sirdar Sublime Baby Cashmerino books, knitted in Piglet Pink.march 2013 020 It is knitted in the six month size as hopefully by the time the young lady grows into it we will have some nice warm weather suitable for linen dresses and short sleeved cardigans!

Here is the dress and cardigan together.march 2013 017

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