Monday, February 23, 2009

Sleeping Beauties

Spring into Spring with these darling vintage pillowcase dresses. Yes, ....... I know... lots of you are still knee deep in snow but I promise you Spring is on the way. :) I have been busy as a bee working in my studio on "new" old dresses for the little ones. Once slept upon, now these old pillow cases are adorable dresses. I search far and wide for old pillowcases that are in near perfect condition and feature beautiful hand embroidery and crochet laces. Each one I find I think "that is my favorite". I have made these sweet dresses as flower girl dresses, Christening dresses, birthday dresses and for special photos. The fun thing about these cuties are that they are sometimes called "grow with me" dresses, as once they become too short, they can be worn over pantaloons or jeans. Mine have adjustable tie ribbons at the shoulders and each one has a hand crocheted flower or vintage button and bow at the neckline. As each one is a one-of-a-kind they are sure to become heirloom pieces. Going green a pretty way. :)

xo Lynn @ TheVintageNest





8 comments:

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Those little dresses are absolutely adorable. And perfect example of repurposing and reusing!

trash talk said...

How precious and what a clever idea. I'm sure a lot of love goes into each and every creation. Debbie

Stacey said...

Hi-Sue from the Vintage Rescue Squad mentioned you guys were looking for guest writers- I would love to be a part of your blog! Please check out my own site, www.tinselandtreasure.blogspot.com
I also sell at an antique mall here in Raleigh NC and online at www.rubylane.com/shops/flotsam-jetsam
Hope to hear from you soon... Have a great week!
Thanks- Stacey Newton

Margaret's Ramblings said...

So perfect. I just wanted to reach out and stroke them. Margaret

Debbies Doodle said...

Awwww how sweet!!! I have loads of those.. My mom would set in the evenings and make those or dish towles... I have a grand daughter on the way... ideas..
Deb

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

What a lovely idea!

Malisa

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Absolutely adorable dresses! Wish I had a "cutie" to dress.

Debbi said...

***scream*** Lynn, how absolutely adorable!! I love old linens too, and I just drooled over yours!