Saturday, July 2, 2011

Broderie Anglaise and a vintage find

I have dragged out my Broderie Anglaise to have a play with today. I used quite a bit of this to make baby capsule covers and pram sets for my babies and also for my neices when they were babies. So rather than leave it for the moths, I thought I might make use of it with my crafts.

Not sure how this little design will look stitched...I have just drawn this directly onto a scrap piece of fabric. Sometimes I get a better perspective of things when I can see them in a photos!

I have also purchased from ebay the prettiest vintage dress...just love the colours in the flowers. The neckline crosses over at the front and back with satin ribbon. I am very happy with my dress, now I just have to wait for some warmer weather so I can wear it!

Have a great weekend!

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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful dress it looks so femine and i did the same made pram covers out of broderie,lol.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

A lovely vintage find!! Can't wait to see what you're creating with the broderie!!

Isabella said...

sounds intresting the broderie project dont forget to show us also how are the patterns comming along.

Tatkis said...

Beautiful embroidery! And I love your new dress :) Great buy!

Best wishes,

Googy Girl said...

i am intrigued can't wait to see what the finished broiderie will looks like

love your dress

Anita said...

Hi Lisa, I just love that vintage dress, it's very dainty. It will look lovely on. Kind regards, Anita.

Quilt Kitty said...

Hi Lisa, what a lovely dress, great fabric & styling. Look forward to seeing the result of your stitching. Tracee xx

RG said...

I like everyhting you do Lisa... bet it's perfect!
..and the dress is divine!
Enjoy wearing it in the warmer weather xx

Mardi said...

What a beautiful dress....and I LOVE that crochet cardi and denim jacket in your earlier post....what awesome finds.
Looking forward to reading more Thrifty Thursday posts.
Mardi x