An Embroidered Confection

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.

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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.

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A vintage-loving seamstress in Austin, TX with a dapper pup named Oxford.


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  • 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!

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  • Aren’t you talented. Great job! I get so much inspiration from Pinterest, unlike you I never put them into practice. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBees

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

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  • That’s absolutely adorable! Well done!

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

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

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  • What a wonderful dress!

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

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  • Thanks all!

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

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