Winter Princess

Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

Tatty’s wish is coming true…some lovely scraps of silk taffeta have been further reduced…

Threads and ribbons

Threads and ribbons

A little white taffeta dress sewn, and the doily’s middle snipped out…With greyish blue silk ribbon threaded into the loops the rest becomes an instant overskirt!

Snips and snicks

Snips and snicks

More judicious snipping frees the centre medallion….

Snowflake bodice

Snowflake bodice

It looks like a snowflake when attached to the bodice of Tatty’s dress…

Winter Princess

Winter Princess

…but with the overskirt tied in place, Tatty is the Quimper Hitty Winter Princess!!

28 thoughts on “Winter Princess

    • Thank you! I studied the doily carefully to see where to snip, and there was only one little string discarded (draped over the spool of thread in the last picture)! Next time I might make a circular underskirt instead of flat gathering…but Tatty and I are happy with this attempt!

    • We have been waiting for the perfect piece of tatting to turn up in the thrift store! It was amusing to find a way to make it into a dress for little Tatty – she doesn’t feel tatty today!

  1. Fantastic idea! Thank you and Tatty for sharing with us. I think I might have a doily or two around here someplace. I agree that thrift stores are wonderful places for finding them!

    • Thanks very much – yes, Thrift stores are great! I like hand-made things like this, and I try and use as much as I can to respect the original maker… I wonder what she would have thought of this use of her doily?

  2. such a little princess!! She looks so happy with her new frock. And what a frock it is!! Just lovely. the white and blue are so perfect. You are really so talented with that needle (and the carving knife!).

  3. That is just lovely! I can picture Tatty dancing in the Nutcracker Suite! I would have been scared to try to cut that doily, but you did it just right.

    Tricia

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