Monday, January 17, 2011
Birthday Dress 1780s Style
It's that time of year again. It was Olivia's 9th birthday this past week. In a tradition I would like very much to keep, I made her a birthday dress. Trying to expand her 1780s wardrobe, I made another polanaise style dress to coordinate with other pieces in her wardrobe. This fabric is made from 100% cotton and is a wonderful weight for winter. It's not light weight, but it's a light to medium weight cotton, a very nice weight and feel to it.
It was cold outside so we didn't do too many outdoor photos. Here are a few pictures from outside and then a couple inside shots.
I am so blessed to have a little girl who enjoys dressing up and indulges me in my sewing joys. :)
Here is a picture of the dress with the ties I made, using my lucet and two different strings, both cotton, the white one heavier then the red.
Here is a picture of the petticoat portion of her outfit with her Christmas overdress.
Here is my dismal attempt at making a doll cake to wear a dress similar to Olivia's birthday dress. I'm glad she liked it. :)