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Zara’s new

flossie | Posted in Photo Gallery on

I finished this today for my grandniece’s 2nd birthday. The dress pattern is over 30 years old – used to make her mum ( my niece) dresses from it! The embroidery pattern is “vintage cherries” from Emblibrary. The neckline decoration is a common machine embroidered leaf pattern with hand embroidered french knot accents.

This is my first picture posting  – hope it works!

Pauline (Melbourne Australia)

PS photos are quite large – suggest “right click and open in new window” to view. Next time I will resize photos first

Edited 9/22/2007 8:40 pm ET by flossie


  1. cynthia2 | | #1

    How lovely!  Your niece will love it.  And the fact that the pattern was used for a dress for her mum is wonderful.  I was surprised to see a pretty little summer frock posted in October until I noticed that you're from Australia - where it must be spring.  Here in the midwest of the U.S., I'm glad to see August end and ready for the cooler temperatures of autumn.  Best, Cynthia

    1. flossie | | #4

      Yes, it is spring - today is a lovely sunny day and the birthday party this afternoon will be held outside.

      Regards Pauline

  2. wlric | | #2

    How lovely! And what a nice story. Do I detect some hand stitching, too?

    1. flossie | | #5

      Thank you - there are some french knots  - I may have a new embroidery machine but I love to add french knots - makes it a little more individual.

      Edited 9/22/2007 9:06 pm ET by flossie

  3. fabricholic | | #3

    If that isn't just precious, I don't know what is. Beautiful job Flossie.

    1. flossie | | #6

      Thank you so much for your kind comments.

  4. Crazy K | | #7

    Beautifully done.........and I love the embroidery design!  Couldn't be cuter on that fabric.  The decorative stitching and knots around the yoke are a perfect touch!

    Thanks for posting the pictures.  I do so enjoy seeing what others have done.......such an inspiration!


    Edited 9/22/2007 10:30 pm ET by Crazy K

    1. flossie | | #11

      Thank you - it is wonderful to have somewhere to "show off"! I was nervous about posting for the first time but everyone is so kind.

      Regards Pauline

  5. user-217847 | | #8

    Hi Pauline,

    georgious little frock, I love to see little girls dressed as little girls and not as minature women, they grow up too quick as it is. It's great to see you and many of the talented ladies here dressing little girls.

    warmest regards,

    Lee (Newcastle NSW OZ)  

    1. flossie | | #10

      Thank you Lee - I am fortunate that my nieces appreciate the more traditional sewing and knitting I do for their children and the dress was received with great admiration.

  6. stitchagain | | #9

    Great cute dress! 

    & Thanks for the computer viewing tip

     Some people got it going on!

    That's the sort of special thing that makes sewing wonderful.

    1. flossie | | #12

      Thank you -- glad it helped

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    VKStitcher | | #13

    Oh Pauline, this dress is too cute!  I'm sure your grandniece is just precious wearing it.  My mom used to make similar ones for me and my sister...long ago!

    You do very nice work.  I love how you accented the machine embroidery with the hand stitches.  I would have never thought to do that.

    1. flossie | | #14

      Thank you Vickie, I added the french knots to make it more personal . I hope to eventually post a photo of Zara wearing the dress - just need her to stand still!

      Regards Pauline

  8. moira | | #15

    This is a very pretty dress and made to a high standard. Do you know what I love? The button back - I can't see it but it shows on the photo that that's what it is, and it's such a 'right' traditional fastening for this little dress. Beautiful.

    1. flossie | | #16

      You are very observant - there are two buttons on the back yoke.

      Thank you for your lovely comments.

  9. dressed2atee | | #17

    Very nice, the detail is beautiful!

    1. flossie | | #18

      Thank you

  10. dionna | | #19

    That's a very nice dress very cute if I only had a little girl I have a lot of neices 

    1. flossie | | #20

      Yes, I am lucky to have a new "batch" of little girls to sew for.

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