The bassinette skirt I’ve been working on is coming along, but it surely takes a lot of time to arrange the designs. So while I continue working on that, I thought you might enjoy looking at this sweet baby dress which has so many exquisite details. It was given to me by a friend but she knew nothing about its history or origin.
The fabric seems to be a soft organdy, if there is such a thing. It may just be that it’s old and has lost some–but not all–of its crispness. Labeled Tiny Tots Originals hand made Philippines, every stitch is done by hand. I googled Tiny Tots and could only find references to a company by that name in the garment district of New York City.
The search also turned up other Tiny Tots Original garments for sale on etsy or eBay. The information is not corroborated, but those garments were dated 1940-1960, though every vendor seemed to be giving it their best guess.
But my-oh-my the details! Continue reading