I am so blessed to have wonderful friends in my life. Sarah is a stitching buddy that I hang with on Avery Island every year. The gown above was one of two projects at La Broderie Bayou 2010. This linen gown was taught by Gloria Rivera. Sarah got her gown finished lickety split in spite of the miles and miles of hemstitching. I admit with all that was going on around here since mid June, mine was put away without any guilt what so ever. My brain wasn't into it this summer. I can't imagine why.
Imagine my surprise and glee when Sarah asked if I had anyone around here who might be available to "borrow" her finished gem. Sarah doesn't have any little ones in her life right now. I jumped at the chance to give her exquisite gown a foster home. As always click on the pictures for a close up. The above picture makes the neck look wonky. It does meet, not sure why it looks funny in the picture.
This is a close up of the drawn thread work and embroidery on the frint skirts. Sarah does gorgeous work.
This is one of the hemstitched tucks on either side of the dress front.
This precious gown also features sweet little petal sleeves. My daughter loves the little sleeves which really surprised me. I didn't think she would like that. You never know.
The details of the gown are wonderful. Here is the delightful hemstitching and gorgeous feather stitching on either side of the front placket.
The back features a deep tuck that is outlined with with hemstitching and more feather stitching.
And best of all,
the gown modeled by our very own center of attention. It fits her wonderfully and will for a while.
Our Mommy loves the gown. Baby is wearing it over a blue Swiss flannel slip. It really makes the pink embroidery and drawn thread work pop.
Thank you Sarah for thinking of us when looking for a foster home for this beautiful gown.