An antique reproduction dress. Purchased in Scotland, this precious dress features a square, mitered neckline with raised waistline and straight sleeves. The lace-edged neckline border is made of Swiss insertion and edges in entredeux. The batiste bodice is made of row upon row of tiny tucks grouped impairs. As an option, Wendy has added an exquisite embroidery design that can be used in conjunction with the tucks or in place of them. Classic heirloom embroidery stitches such as bullion, backstitch, padded satin, shadow stitch, lazy daisy, and seeding make up the embroidery portion of this lesson. The square attached sleeves also feature a fancy panel of more tucks and in inset of Swiss insertion edged with more entredeux. The slightly gathered bodice attaches to a waistband of entredeux-edges Swiss insertion and the gathered batiste skirt is made up of three rows of very wide French lace insertion, edged in entredeux and intermixed with rows of Swiss insertion. More tucks align the upper edge of the fancy band. To finish off this marvelous confection, the hemline is edged with more entredeux and a gathered flounce with lace edging. This project contains heirloom techniques such as lace to entredeux, fabric to entredeux, gathered fabric to entredeux, pintucks by machine, and basic heirloom sewing tips and techniques.
Includes three sizes: 1, 2, or 3.