Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sweet Little Vintage Childs Dress

Went to lunch at a cute local place named Isadora's.
The homemade bread is to die for and the food
delicious. It is in old Snoqualmie across from the
old railroad station.
I was sitting enjoying my lunch when out of
the corner of my eye I spied the most precious
little child's dress. It was all done by hand on
 a very sheer cotton fabric. I had to have it!
I have tried to photograph it so that you could
see the tiny little stitches. So I hung it in the sun
and took photo's thru it. The detail is absolutely
precious. It must have been for a very special
occasion, don't you think.

I would like to wash it, just not sure how...
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Hand wash with Woolite....?
Hand wash with quilt soap...?


Debby said...

This is so very sweet!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sharon:
It's a beautiful little baby dress. My suggestion is to wash it using Vintage Textile Soak (here's the link: The first time I used it was on discolored 60 year old linen hankies that were going to be monogrammed and edged for wedding gifts. I was shocked at how well it worked! Safe for anything, I now use it on all my lingerie and antique linens now. Highly recommend it.
Have a great weekend.

Laurie said...

This little dress is so precious! I can imagine the little girl wearing it. It's quite the find, and it sounds like Donna has the perfect solution to cleaning it.

Zuzu said...

What a beautiful little dress! Sweet, tiny stitches - so precious.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Sharon!


Deborah said...

What a treasure!

Shelley said...

It is such a beautiful dress - such nice detail!

Shirley said...

It ia such a precious little dress and I am with Donna and her suggestion on how to wash it. Luckily we do have people who specializes in things to help with the vintage. Have a wonderful day.

Shirley said...

It is such a precious dress and I am with Donna on her suggestion of how to clean it. You will have to let us know how it turned out. Have a wonderful day.

shabbychicinspired said...

Really a treasure! What a sweet little dress, Sharon! :-)

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This is a treasure Sharon! I've been looking for one of these for just ages....

Diane said...

It's so sweet, Sharon!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Really great little dress and I love how the shadow played with the flowers on the front!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Totally gorgeous! I machine-wash my antique/vintage baby dresses with a delicate cycle and perborate (it's a less aggressive bleach than sodium hypochlorite and works great!).Don't forget to put them in a lingerie wash bag.

Barbara Jean said...

Oh so lovely a treasures, perfect find for you.

Hope someone can help with washing instructions.


barbara jean

Marcia Antle said...

Ask Dawn at for washing directions, she uses vintage baby clothes all the time.