When you think of classic sewing for children, an heirloom dress always comes to mind. This project is ideal for your first heirloom dress, especially if you are becoming more confident with these techniques.
The bodice is created with lace, Swiss insertion, and pintucks. Tiny featherstitching is also a part of the bodice. The puff sleeve is finished with lace beading and lace edging perfect for displaying a delicate silk ribbon. A slip can be added to accompany this Lee Heirloom dress.
Pattern: Children’s Corner Lee
Fabric: Swiss Batiste White – see chart for requirements
Slip: Lawn White – see chart for requirements
Lace insertion: Lace Insertion 200376 – see chart for requirements
Lace edging: Lace Edging 208636 – see chart for requirements
Swiss insertion: Swiss Embroidered Insertion 62007 – see chart for requirements
Lace beading: Embroidered Beading 59182 – see chart for requirements
Edging for sleeve: Lace Edging 208636 – see chart for requirements
Entredeux: Entredeux White – see chart for requirements
Ribbon: Silk White Ribbon (1/8") – 2 yards
Buttons: Mother of Pearl 1100, Size 16 – 2 for dress, 2 for slip
Floss: DMC White
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