Mini-Crini Miss and 1930s Inspired Baby Shoes

I had wanted to work this little Crinoline Miss embroidery from one of my 1930s needlework books & thought this pretty green linen (from a set of vintage napkins) was the perfect background.

I then decided to make a pair of 1930s style baby shoes & adapted a pattern for a pair of quilted shoes from another vintage needlework book - I embroidered little floral sprays in the same colours as the Crinoline Miss on the toes, lined the shoes in pink quilting cotton & buttonholed round the top edges.

Finally, I used the linen scraps along with some other offcuts from my fabric stash to make a new outfit for a little vintage wooden doll who was looking rather too shabby and not at all chic.  I cut her clothes apart, pressed them flat & photocopied them to make patterns for her new outfit.  I was particularly pleased with the jaunty little green linen jacket!

• Meet the Author • brocobelle

I love vintage needlecrafts; live in the English countryside & enjoy local auctions and thrift stores. Sell vintage & handmade online & at vintage fairs.

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7 comments… add one

  • Oh my, they are so cute!

  • So adorable!

  • Those shoes are so cute!

  • Adorable. So precious.

  • Adorable!

  • All of these pieces are adorable! What a beautiful job on the embroidery. Those booties are Super cute.

  • Thanks everyone, I was really pleased with how these projects turned out. Glad you like them. Have done tons of sewing lately, all using vintage textiles, so will post more photos soon.


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