Mini-Crini Miss and 1930s Inspired Baby Shoes

by brocobelle on June 7, 2013 · 7 comments

in 1930s,Children,Embroidery,Vintage Sewing

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!

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Anthea June 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Oh my, they are so cute!


Angela Wicentowich June 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm

So adorable!


Evie June 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Those shoes are so cute!


mariebayarea June 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Adorable. So precious.


Deb June 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm



EmSewCrazy June 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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


brocobelle June 8, 2013 at 2:42 am

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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