An Embroidered Confection

by rosiewednesday on July 26, 2013 · 13 comments

in Dresses,Embroidery,Vintage Sewing

This lovely number was inspired by a vintage dress I spied on Pinterest. I used Simplicity 1873 for the pattern and did the floral row in cross stitch.

Here’s the inspiration dress, from a fashion blogger in LA who found it at a vintage shop.


I’ll be doing a tutorial next week on how I did the embroidery on the dress if you’d like to stop by!

More on my blog right now about this dress:

  • More fun pictures! I took these while on the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg.
  • Modifications I made from the inspiration dress.

See more

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Hanna July 26, 2013 at 11:07 am

Oh my goodness, this dress is marvellous! I admire you so much for cross-stitching all those flowers. It’s one of the best things about sewing that you can just go and recreate a style that you want, and this is such a great example of that. Well done, and thanks for sharing!


rosiewednesday July 26, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Thank you so much, Hanna!


Sassy T July 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Aren’t you talented. Great job! I get so much inspiration from Pinterest, unlike you I never put them into practice.


rosiewednesday July 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Hahaha, I understand! Half the fun is usually just thinking about what you might make! Thank you for your kind words!


Patrice July 26, 2013 at 5:51 pm

That’s absolutely adorable! Well done!


EmSewCrazy July 26, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Wow! That’s an amazing bit of work and you look lovely! What a fabulous dress worthy to be passed down as well.


ksgentry July 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

What a wonderful look. Well made and love the handwork down the front. Very clever.


tanyamaile July 27, 2013 at 8:01 am

What a wonderful dress!


Sewingthe60s July 28, 2013 at 8:22 am

wow! that cross stitching is amazing! I’d never thought of doing that on a dress!


rosiewednesday July 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

Thanks all!


Jennifer August 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

Beautiful dress! You look marvelous!! Where are you standing? It looks like the house in the Sound of Music!


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