Judy Day attended Lezette Thomason’s Children’s Corner Sewing School in June and had a fabulous time. She just finished this classic white beach portrait dress which was one of the projects. Any beach would be enhanced with Judy’s pretty seven-year old granddaughter, Courtney, wearing this dress.
Children’s Corner pattern Louise was redrafted for this garment. Judy reported that it is embellished with 12 tucks on the front, 18 on the back, three gathered tiers with tucks, separated by lace. She thoroughly enjoyed stitching this project.
I fell in love with the dress and the idea of a beach portrait for my own seven year-old granddaughter, Laurel. Instantly, I remembered this exquisite white skirt, purchased at our church bazaar several years ago for no good reason other than its loveliness and potential. Of course, I wonder on what occasions the original owner with her 22″ waist wore this elaborate skirt. Vintage textiles always pique my curiosity.