Friday, August 26, 2011

Baby Stitches


I've been lucky to buy another collection of family heirlooms from a local lady to my shop, who supplied me with some equally wonderful treasures at the beginning of the year. This time there are 11 adorable antique baby dresses and gowns. Each one is made from very fine silk, cotton or muslin and is entirely hand stitched. The workmanship is incredibly beautiful...pin tucks so tiny, I had to look through a magnifying glass to check the stitches where indeed done by hand and not machine! The other details are impeccable too; hand embroidery, cutwork flowers, lace frills, and the teeniest of pearl buttons with hand-worked button loops to fasten them.
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Precious pieces from the past, which will hopefully find new homes to cherish them soon,
Niki x

8 comments:

  1. Hi Niki.
    These little clothes are very precious and wonderful!
    I think the woman who then stitched and embroidered them, had the hands of Fairy!
    I am envious of his ability. ;o))
    A dear greeting, Maria.
    (with translator)

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  2. Hi Niki,
    So beautiful and so much talent,i love them all,
    xxx

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  3. They are exquisite Niki and I adore the baby shoes in the first picture. Have a lovely weekend.
    Jo xx

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  4. How absolutely beautiful - the amount of work which must have gone into each item is quite amazing. A work of love! Thank you for sharing them.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  5. Wow.Those are amazing!I love the shoes.

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  6. Oh so beautiful. They are so special.

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  7. Wow wonderful pieces,thank you for sharing .love juliexx

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx