Saturday, April 4, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!!


My post for today is a sweet vintage baby dress - how many of you remember these. I love them and dressed my daughter in them as often as possible - and they were vintage back then - so now they're really vintage. Many of them were totally handmade including the tucking and always out of the most soft cotton lawn and voile. You don't see many anymore, but I happened to find this in a thrift or antique store sometime back. Anytime I find something like this I have to buy it - I just hate to see such workmanship and love tossed aside. I made many of my children's clothes growing up, so I have an idea of how much work went into these little dresses. I know I have others but I'm sure they're packed away with many other items of my children's childhood. The pink flower is hand embroidered, you can still see the blue ink from the pattern underneath, and for some reason the dress was never completed. This one is machine sewn not hand sewn but still has the appeal of gentler times gone by. And, I had to add those little pink Easter chicks again also.

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday everyone, I will get to as many of you as possible. I love visiting and having visitors. Take care.



P.S. Pop on over to Beverly's and check out Pink Saturday - thank you Beverly for putting this together for all of us.

18 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a gorgeous baby dress. I love the fabrics that were used in Vintage children's clothes. Lovely post for a lovely Pink Saturday.
Karen

Mimi said...

Ohmygoodness, you really outdid yourself today. I ♥ coming by each week to see what you're sharing with us on Pink Saturday. Your blog is a delight.

No little girls for me to dress as babies until I had my first grand-daughter, so I went wild!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

I love vintage baby dresses. I have a few we wore when we where babies that my mom passed down to me. Love them.
Happy Pink Satruday
Sonia

Sara said...

Very pretty mom, you know I still have a couple of the ones I wore that you gave me! And yes I did dress my girls in them.

Smilingsal said...

Sweet dress. Happy Pink Saturday. Check out my book giveaways!

Come for Blue Monday.

Michelle said...

Ahhhh...little peeps and a wonderful baby dress.

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Mimi said...

Goodness, please promote the knitting and crocheting of tiny beds for orphan babies in any way possible. Grab from my post all you want! Thanks for being so kind♥

Deanna said...

Hi Dru,
what a find! I'm glad that you are the caretaker of such wonderful works. Those are very hard to come by these days.

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Jennifer Scull said...

how beautiful! and the little peeps add a great touch of 'pinkness' to the photo! ;)
but the best part is reading Sara's comment that she still has some of her dresses from when she was little - that made my heart sing!

Jennifer said...

I love Vintage Baby Dresses! That is totally a Sweet one! Thank You for sharing your Pinks!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

Cath's Pennies Designs said...

The baby dress is soooo beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday!
Cathy

Gossamer Creations said...

What a beautiful dress. It looks so soft. Happy Pink Saturday.
~Sue~

Sares said...

The dress is beautiful. It's funny to think that way back when, baby boys were even dressed in beautiful dresses until they reached a certain age. They are just so delicate and pretty, nowadays you'd only put a baby girl in them, especially with the pink! Happy weekend!

someplace in thyme said...

Yours is a gorgeous post this weekend, thankyou for the share, you just don't find that type of talent anymore do you? Tucking, that is something I remember my grandmother doing, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Claudia said...

I love those beautiful baby dresses.So sweet. Happy Pink Saturday!

Es said...

Thanks for sharing!

Happy (belated) Pink Saturday...on Tuesday! X Es X

Gina said...

Oh, I love those little dresses too.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Yes, I remember them well! How beautiful is this one ... I wouldn't have been able to pass it up either!! TFS