The blue bishop style dress, has no antique anything in it. It's the first bishop style dress I ever made. I've done lots of smocking, but just not this style. As you can see, I really like madeira applique.
Here you see dresses that incorporate pillowcases, handkerchiefs, linen napkins, and crocheted place mats.
These two outfits show the use of huck towels as a collar and a bodice.
Remember huck toweling? It is a type of woven fabric
that has a weave that is conducive to hand
weaving a design into it. My aunt made
these all the time and taught me how.
I don't know if you can still buy huck
toweling anywhere. Does anyone know?
The last two dresses are made using antique fabrics. I really had fun embellishing these
fabrics and using all kinds of heirloom techniques in these dresses.