Tuesday, July 7, 2009

All Dressed Up For Tatting!

What exactly does one wear in order to tat? What do you wear when you tat or if you were to tat? For me, the answer isn't pretty. It's usually sweats or a T-shirt. Why, you could even tat in your underwear if you wanted to!


For those of you who tend to dress up for tatting (i.e., jeans and a T-shirt) you may find my version of getting "dressed up for tatting" a little too casual, LOL! Some of you may even be a little more formal about it (i.e., slacks and a blouse). Regardless of your choice of dress for tatting (or if you were to tat) I think we will all agree that the following dress with tatting is pretty!


May I present to you
A dress with tatting: Isn't it precious? It's a baby dress I rescued from
an antique store many years ago.
Right now, I've got it hanging on my bedroom door
on an ornate wreath hanger.
It has been embellished lovingly by
hand with bits of hand tatted lace.

Here, let's take a closer look, shall we?
Here's the neckline.
(If you click on the above photos they will enlarge)
As you can see it is embellished with little round
tatted medallions that are sewn into circles
that are cut into the fabric. Amazing!

The neckline, itself, is trimmed with a simple
tatted edging of rings.
Next, we have a better look at a sleeve.
It is also trimmed with a simple tatted edging
and embellished with cutwork filled with
tatted medallions.
What's even more amazing is
that the edges of the sleeve are scalloped!
Here's a close up so you
can see what I mean!
I think it's sweet and very pretty!

Here are some close ups of the hem of the
skirt on the dress.

(The following pictures will also enlarge if you click on them)
Front of dress hemline.
Here's is the hemline inside out:
I showed both front and inside-out so that you
can compare by enlarging and see
that it is really hand-stitched.
I love that scalloped edge on the hemline!

I think about the time it took whoever must've
made this to tat the pieces and cut the fabric
and hand stitch all the edges and attach
all the tatted trims and medallions onto the dress
Here's a close up of one of the medallions.
Simple, and yet so beautiful!

Here's a close up of the sweet tatted
edging of simple rings on the scalloped
hemline of the dress.
As you can plainly see this old
little baby dress is tattered and torn.

Time is beginning to take it's toll on
the aging fabric and tatted trim.

The baby this was made for has probably grown
and perhaps has children or even grand-children
of their own by now!

The dress is long forgotten, from a time long ago.

However, the sentiments that
were sewn into this dress by loving hands,
full of love and hope,

are timeless!


The time you took today to come and visit and let me share this precious dress with you is valuable. I appreciate you spending it with me just for a moment.

I hope that you can see that beautiful things can be made with very simple tatted edgings and medallions. One doesn't have to be an expert at tatting or even know fancy tatting techniques to make something absolutely exquisite with tatted lace.

I also wanted to thank everyone who took the time to go and welcome my niece to blog land with her new blog Enlightened By Angels! You really made her feel welcome in blogland! Thanks a bunch! You guys are the bestest bloggy buddies EVER!!!

Well, whatever clothes you're wearing to tat or blog in (whether it's a sweats and slippers or Chanel couture) be sure and say hello before you say good~bye! There's no dress code on this blog, LOL!



78 absolutely fabulous things were said:

EnlightenedByAngels said...

Oh My Goodness! That dress is so beautiful! Somehow I inherited the dress my Grandma Jenalyn was blessed in. I need you to help me "rescue" it!

I am just in awe at how beautiful that dress is. . . so Simple yet so Elegant. You showcased it very well. You really have a knack for photography.

And just so you know, it is late, but I am still wearing clothes. lol

Esther said...

That is so sweet and well done I'm not surprised you have it hanging on display and the hanger is fabulous too.

KV said...

This so reminds me of my Grandmother -- her apron pocket always held a shuttle and a spool of tatting thread -- and she made the most exquisite things.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Kathy V in NM

Tatskool said...

Lovely post Chic, done in your own wonderful style.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dress! And I love the hanger too.

As for tatting in your undies, in some parts of the world north of the equator maybe, but not in my little part of the world below the equator! Like your neice, I am still dressed, and in about five layers!

Would you believe, my word verification 'word' is 'quitskin'!!!
Judy B

Lori said...

the little dress is adorable...the tatted details are SO pretty!!!

Tattycat said...

Your cleverness never ceases to amaze me. I really think you should write a book! The dress is a precious piece of history. Thank you for saving it and sharing it with us.

nima said...

OMG..that was awesome...that is precious...

It was nice to read your blog too

Gina said...

just beautiful! Almost wish I had a baby to put in it. LOL! ALMOST...would be just as happy if not happier that it be a grandbaby!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a treasure! The care and time someone took to make that for their dear baby shows so much love. How wonderful that it is now in the hands of someone who recognises how special it is!

Wendy said...

The dress is really gorgeous!!

Tracy said...

Such lovely details...that little dress is a treasure--what a great find! I love vintage dresses like that, it's fun to find them at flea markets and such. My mom has been collecting some for a while--so many pretty one she has. Love how you've photographed the fine details...so sweet! Happy Day, TattingChic (HUGS))

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Thanks for sharing this little bit of history! Isn't it amazing how such simple tatted embellishments can make a garment special? I think I need to jazz up my wardrobe!

P.S. - I'm wearing an unembellished t-shirt and unembellished capris... I feel so under-dressed!

KarenHarveyCox said...

So much work goes into creating something like this. It is beautiful, I am glad that you rescued it. With eyes of a tatting creative, you can see what the rest of us might have missed.

I will go over and visit your friend now. Have a lovely day.


Carol Lawecki said...

The little dress is so precious! I wonder if there was a bonnet with tatting on it too. I can just picture a little baby in that dress. Very Sweet!!

Have a great day!!

Snap said...

The dress is gorgeous. Lovely post. Glad there is no dress code to visit! :D :D :D

TattingChic said...

Hi there, Enlightened By Angels! Thanks on the photography. As far as your Grandma's blessing dress it sounds like it's already been rescued! You've saved it from going to the antique store which is where I found this one and it needed rescuing from the store. It was in the bottom of an old trunk where the store lady told me, "Oh, don't waste your time in there, there's nothing interesting in there!" Yeah, RIGHT lady!!!
Actually, as far as your Grandma Jenalyn's dress goes; a lot of people put stuff like that in a framed shadowbox! It makes for lovely wall decor. A piece of family history right there on the wall! It would look cool with some black and white photos and other things from her or your ancestors! :)

Hi Esther! Thank you and welcome to my blog! I hope you come back often!

That is so cool, KV! Thanks for sharing that with me. I LOVE all the stories people share with me of their grandmothers, aunts, great-aunts, etc., who have tatted. I hope you come to visit again!

Thank you, Tatskool. You're a dear friend and I appreciate that!

Hi Judy B! Well, I suppose if it's winter south of the equater you're gonna need a few more layers, LOL! 5 layers of clothing here would put you into heat stroke, I'm afraid! LOL! I do believe it on the word verification! Sometimes I've gotten some pretty funny words, LOL!

Thank you, Lori! It is really nice to have "kindred spirits" such as yourself to share these special things with.

Hi Tattycat! Thank you for being there for me to have someone kind and sensitive to share it with! I really appreciate your compliment on my writing...being a writer, yourself!!! I would LOVE to write a book. It's always been a dream of mine to have a tatting book published as well as other things such as some of my short stories. I should probably get going on that.

Thank you, Nima! I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for coming by so I could share it with you!

Hi Gina! I know what you mean about the wanting a baby to put it in, only for me, there's no "almost". I love babies.
Anyway, this is the little dress I had mentioned to you before on your blog and in emails. I vaguely remember telling myself that I needed to email you last night to tell you about this post, and then I drifted off to sleep, sorry! Well, this is it! LOL!

Hi Kathleen Grace! Thanks! How wonderful it is that there are people such are yourself that appreciate the time it took to share it with! Thanks for visiting!

Thank you, Wendy!

Hi Tracy, I'm sure your Mom has a lovely collection of vintage dresses. Thank you for stopping by! ((Hugs)) to you, too!!

Hi Diane, well, the well chosen embellishments for this little dress certainly made it special. I must admit that in some cases, less is more, LOL! As far as being "under-dressed"- like I said; there's no dress code here, LOL! If there was, I'd be under-dressed, too, LOL!

Thank you, Karen! You know, many times I see tatting labelled as "crochet", LOL! Which is fine...it's usually way underpriced as such and I can snatch up some real treasures that the antique stores owners usually see as "trash", LOL! Little do they know what a rare piece of lace they had, LOL! HA HA! Key word being "had"!

Hi Carol! I can picture a little matching bonnet, too. Why with a scalloped edge and little medallions it would look lovely. I didn't see any matching bonnets in the bottom of the trunk I found this in at the antique store!

Thanks, Snap! I'm glad there's no dress code here, either, LOL!

Isdihara said...

Reading your post was a treat! But they always are.

Preserving this little bit of history and sharing it is so special. And the message is so wise! Thanks for reminding me that tatting need not be complicated or extravagant to achieve timeless beauty.

I just had to share a cheeky thought on what to wear while tatting: tat naked!

Oops, there goes the neighborhood...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

If I were to tat, it would be in oversized t-shirt and tights because that's my favorite compfy attire and I'm all about compfy attire. If only it looked decent in public that's all I'd ever wear. Thank you for sharing that beautiful dress. It amazed me that someone went to so much work with the detail of it. So intricately beautiful and knowing that the baby would most likely spit up on it. I'm so glad that it is now in your possession where it will be appreciated. Have a nice day! Twyla

Sewicked said...

What an adorable dress; I am so glad that you rescued it & that you shared it with us. Your photos are great. Thank you.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

This is a true treasure, I am glad it is in the hands of someone who poperly apreciates it....makes me wonder how many other treasures you are sitting on?? You are full of surprises.

Suzie said...

Thanks goodness I am responding in my underwear

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the tatted dress. I just love it! My fingers are itching to sew and add tatting.

TattingChic said...

Hi Isdihara, thanks. I'm glad you liked the post about the baby dress. You are funny!

Hi Twyla! Thanks for coming by. I'm always amazed when people put so much effort into something that will only be worn for a month or two. Babies grow so very fast!

Hi Sewicked! I'm glad that I have a forum like this to share it with people like yourself!

Other treasure? Moi??? ;) LOL! Well, Lady ShuttleMaker, I may have a thing or two up my sleeve, yet! We'll see!

Hi Suzie! Thanks for sharing! LOL!

Hi Yarnjourney! Well, my eyes are itching to see what you make!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you for showing that sweet little dress! It is amazing how much beauty there is even in simple tatted edgings and motifs. I love to imagine the stories behind pieces like that and the loving thoughts poured into them as they were made.

Anonymous said...

"Sweet" is the perfect adjective for that little dress. I like to make things for babies (knitted, not tatted, so far), but I probably wouldn't put that amount of time into it, since they grow so fast. That is love to make something so delicate and time-consuming. Maybe more than one baby wore it? I know my baby now doesn't have very many clothes that we bought new for him -- they're mostly hand-me-downs from his big brother. The sweaters I worked so hard to make are getting double use.

I also love the base fabric for the dress, incidentally. Thanks for the post.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

What a sweet little dress!

I love your new background! :)

Anonymous said...

wow is that ever gorgeous! Tatting looks very interesting, is it hard to do?...I will assume it has been around for alot of years...I'm going to have to look into how to do it.....Have a great day! hugs, Jennifer

Draffin Bears said...

Hi TattingChic,

The little dress is so sweet.
I love it that so much time and work was spent on making such beautiful garments.

I have some sweet little dresses for my bears and marvel at all the hand work that someone, (probably a Lady) has toiled away at.
On that note though, my Fathers brother, used to make the most beautiful hand made lace.



Ranae said...

What a delicate and beautifu piece.

Ladytats said...

Hi TattingChic,
very nice dress and the tatting is exquisite. I am glad that you rescued it. The tatting angels will be pleased that it is again being enjoyed.
please be sure that the hanger you have it on is acid free and will not hasten the fabric's demise.

TattingChic said...

Hi Ann! I'm so glad you stopped bys so I could share it with you! I've often wondered about the story behind the dress, too! It does have a simple beauty about it.

Hi SayingThings! I'm glad you like the post. I'll bet your handmade baby clothes are lovely. I remember my mother had lovely crocheted baby jackets and booties from her female relatives who were masters at crochet and other needlework arts.

Hi Grizzly Mountain Arts! Thank you!

Hi Jennifer. Tatting is not hard to do. It's quite easy, in fact...it's the same knot over and over and over again. The hard part is learning the concept of that one knot, LOL! Once you're past that it's easy! What makes that so hard is that there are so few people locally to teach it "live". So I recommend the book "Learn To Tat" by Janette Baker because it has a free instructional DVD with it and it is sold at an affordable price. It's important to see what the threads are doing in order to learn it.

Hi Carolyn! Thanks for stopping by! Your visits are always a pleasure. It is amazing to see the work some people put into little clothes, isn't it? You come from a talented family of lacemakers with your brother's lacemaking and your aunt's tatted lace!

Hi, Ranae! Thank you!

Hi Ladytats! I like your concept of "Tatting Angels"! Very cute! Thanks for the advise. I will have to get one of those acid tester papers to check the stained wooden hanger. Any ideas on where I can get some?

Lisa said...

Love how you've displayed that treasure! I have quite few of those little dresses myself hanging in my studio.. they are truly precious!
Thanks for the comments on my blog.. . it was an old printers drawer...or a california job case as graphics folk might say!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That dress is so precious! I can only imagine how much love and time went into creating that beautiful tatting!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

*GASP* :):) That dress is beyond GORGEOUS!!!!! I love baby dresses and that one is exquisite! I love it! I love displaying baby dresses all over the house. Just beautiful!


Joansie said...

The baby dress is absolutely gorgeous. What a keepsake! Thanks for the closeups so that a non-tatter like myself can really enjoy the art of tatting.

The Victorian Parlor said...

What a lovely little dress! The tatting on it is beautiful. As always, your post has brought a smile to my face:).



Elyse said...

oh, that dress is sooooo sweet. it's like a garment from a museum. beautiful.

i am such a comfy girl. i love to craft in a nice T-shirt and these capri sweatpants, maybe fuzzy socks or slippers. something to drink at the table, like coffee or flavored seltzer.


Beckie Holso said...

I love little treasures like that! I don't tat but I when I'm "arting" (yes, that's a verb in my world), I wear old pj bottoms and a comfy t-shirt =)

Phyllis said...

Wow - that's incredible. I could never understand or get the hang of tatting but think it's beautiful.

And you are right about the time it took somebody to make that beautiful garment!

Thanks for stopping by to visit :)

scb said...

What a lovely, lovely dress. I was imagining the care, and the time, that it took to create that dress. Thinking of the woman who spent loving hours making it for her little one...

I found the link to your blog on ooglebloops blog, which I found on a comment on someone else's blog -- I love the way one can open new "doors" and find wonderful people behind them, by clicking on links in blogs. My aunt taught me to tat, years ago -- she still tats, at age 91. She will be delighted to learn that the craft is still loved.

I will be linking to your blog, so that I can continue to experience the delights of TattingChic!

Riet said...

What a beautiful creations,l love them all.

Zo mooi,zo fijntjes echt schitterend.
Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning...I found a tat? table runner at a yard sale not sure what it is?

Ninu said...

oh!! that dress is gorgeous. n must say your write up is tooo good..and many thanks for visiting my blog...you are really a wonderful person..

Anonymous said...


I usually do most things in tracksuit or jeans a t-shirt!

That is a very pretty dress :-)


Anonymous said...

This is so pretty. I would hang that up where everyone could see it.
PS..I need to take a photography class for my new camera, the same one as yours! How fun.

Julia said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog! I will be following your. Tatting is something that I've always wanted to know who to do. I thought it was a lost are, but I guess not! I say always wanted to do, but there was a time when my grandmother wanted to teach me and I wasn't interested! How could I have been so shortsighted?

Thimbleanna said...

It's a beautiful little dress -- someone sure took some time to make something special, probably for a very loved baby. As for my dress code -- it would definitely be sweats and a t-shirt!

Tutti Chic said...

This darling dress is heavenly! Perfect for tatting!:) chris

NeereAnDear said...

I have to say that tatting to me is a lost art that few can do and your talent is beyone words ....

This dress ...well... I like to picture the person sitting on their front porch... working their magic with their nimble little fingers...

What a gorgeous and simple ...yet exquisite baby dress... I wonder how many children might have possibly been christened in it... the work that was done on this dress is nothing short of amazing ...


Paul Lionel said...

Vintage! I like it!

TattingChic said...

Hi Lisa! I'll bet your studio is a cool place to create in with those old baby dresses for inspiration! That printers drawer or "california job case" art you made is pretty cool! Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Penny! Thank you for visiting. I'll bet it took quite a while! It is a little work of art in and of itself!

I'm glad you like the dress, Amy! I'm sure your house is so cute with the dresses adding to the (already) cuteness that abounds there!

Hi Joansie! The close ups are for everyone to enjoy. I do try to make my posts interesting for both people who tat and people who don't. That way everyone who appreciates "needle arts" and lace gets a little something. I hope so, at least!

Thanks Kim! I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

Hi Elyse! Thanks! I think I do have some things that might be "tatting museum" worthy. Alas, there are not tatting museums, that I know if, at least!

Hi Beckie! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like to stay comfy when "arting". Comfy-ness if very important to the creative process!

Hi Phyllis! Thank you and I'm glad you can appreciate the time spent on that sweet baby dress.

Hi scb! Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm very glad you found me! You are welcome to link back to my blog! The more visitors the merrier! I think about the woman that must've made this dress, too. What was she like? I wonder.

Hi Riet, thank you for visiting. I don't know what the last statement said, but I'm glad you stopped by!

Hi Couture de Papier! Oh, that is neat that you found a table runner! I did just try to check your blog earlier, but my computer freezes everytime I go to your blog so I am sorry; I cannot go there anymore to see your beautiful things. I'm not sure if it's ads or animated goodies or what! So sorry!

Hi Ninu! You are so flattering to me, thank you! I'm glad you like the blog post! It give me joy to be able to have this blog and share, not only my love for tatting, but my writing, too!

Hi Rose! That sounds very comfortable! Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you like the dress.

Hi Lisa! Enjoy your new cam! I found my class through the adult education programs that come out every year. Maybe you can find one in your community, too! I definately have the dress where everyone can see it now!

Julia! I'm so glad you decided to come on over and visit! You are so right that tatting is not a lost art! It is alive and well and THRIVING! Well, many of us would've done things differently had we known then what we know now, right? The good news is that it's not too late to learn and now there are videos on you tube and a book with a DVD that is not terribly expensive!

Hi Thimbleanna! It is amazing when you think about the time spent on that baby dress, isn't it! As far as your "dress code" goes..."Great Minds Think Alike", right!?! LOL!

Thanks for visiting, Chris! I appreciate your coment.

Hi there, Jo! Thanks so much for visiting! I feel the same way about that dress. It is nothing short of amazing. The seamstress did a lovely job.

Thank you, Paul Lionel!

Rachel said...

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog. I have no idea how to tat, but it is my favorite trim. You have such a gorgeous blog layout. I look forward to looking through your posts.

paperbird said...

I thought about you this weekend when I came across some tatted lace at an antique mall.
I so admire the talent of tatting. So beautiful!

Heather said...

Absolutely precious! Good thing you're not at my house - when I get busy working, sometimes it's pj's from dawn till dusk, LOL!

Shabbyfufu said...

What a lovely old dress! I wish that I could remember what my Granny used to wear when she tatted....I would think her typical house dress with a full apron with pockets.

sewmuchfun4 said...

I'm trying to avoid the dishes (washer is out and apparently I am the back up), so I thought I would check your twitter and see what you were up to - hopefully something more fun! I like your roses by the way - very pretty. I'm not too twitter savvy, I don't always know which are sent out and which are received, but it appeared to me that someone named MARTHA congratulated you on something! That sounds promising! Forgive me for being a nosey parker!!

tattrldy said...

Love the baby dress. And such a lovely way to display it.
Let me see, what to wear when tatting - what's appropriate for where you're tatting! Say in public you might want to be wearing something other than pjs.

TattingChic said...

Welcome Rachel! I'm so glad you came to visit, especially if tatting is your favorite trim! I hope you come back often and visit the other tatting blogs and links to see all the wonderful tatting eye-candy and info that is out there!

Hi Paperbird! That is so sweet of you to think of me when you found the tatting! Thank you for sharing that with me. I love what you do with tatting in your collage art when you find it! I still have your collage with tatting on top of my tatting cabinet!

LOL, Heather! PJ's from dawn 'til dusk. Well, thank you for sharing. It's so fun hearing everybody's crafting/blogging dress, LOL! I think we all agree on being comfy, LOL!

Hi Shabbyfufu! That is so sweet that your Grandma tatted! Ya know, aprons are back in again!

Hi Ann, I hope you are having fun procrastinating on the dishes. Ugh! I hate that feeling of procrastination...I can never fully enjoy whatever it is I'm trying to procrastinate with, LOL! Oh, no, Martha didn't congratulate me...I congratulated her. I doubt she even read it, LOL! It's okay. I congratulate people when it's appropriate.

Something other than PJ's, Tattrldy? Like, say a nightie??? LOL! Just kidding!

Rosemary said...

Such a pretty dress!
I would like a top like that to wear with jeans.
I think I would tat in pj's.
Have a wonderful day!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Good Morning Tatting Chic,

How wonderful to catch up with you this morning! First off, how lovely is your new look :), I will have to check out shabby blogs.

The dress is priceless, it always amazes me how someone can let go of such heirlooms, how wonderful you have it. The dress is a work of art, thank you for sharing it.

Wishing you a wonderful day!
Kathi :)

Déjà View Designs said...

My grandmother used to make us dresses that were similar but yours is really outstanding.

I need to get my shuttles out! I just love your blog.

Juli @ Deja View Designs

Needledreams said...

That is so pretty! Lucky that you were able to rescue it. Mom likes to decorate her t-shirt with the butterflies I do when I empty my shuttles. They are the rage among her co-workers. lol I think tatting make ordinary clothes in work of art.

TattingChic said...

Hi Rosemary! That would make a darling top. It would be totally "in" for today's styles, LOL! Too bad it's too small. Darn, I knew I should've saved my pattern templates from my tailoring and design class from high school! LOL! That was a LONG time ago.

Hi Kathi, I'm glad you stopped by. Yes, go check out Shabby Blogs. They have some cute stuff! I have often wondered about the story behind the dress and how it ended up in the bottom of a dusty old trunk in an antique store in Las Vegas. I guess we'll never know! We could make up some fascinating story, I'm sure! LOL!

Hi Juli! I hope you do get your shuttles out and start tatting! It would be neat to see what you do. I hope you share it on your blog if you do decide to tat!
That is really neat that your Grandmother used to make little baby dresses. I'm sure they are very special. This one is special because it has tatting on it and it's handsewn. I don't know the story behind it or what sentimentalities were attached to it, if any. Who knows.

Hi Wally! I'm glad you stopped by to see the dress. It's always nice to have you stop by! I'm sure with your tatting your Mom's clothes looks very nice. :)

vintage at heart said...

What a treasure and your display of it is so sweet and amazing!!! Glad you rescued it and love it!!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Tatting in your underwear sounds racy. ;) What pretty detail in that dress.
I'm still working on our swap... I pick it up, work on it, put it down get distracted, work on something else, then come back to it. eek. I need to get it done!!

Florence and Mary said...

What a wonderful pieces of work!

Have a great weekend,

Victoria xx

tales from an oc cottage said...

Wooooooooooooooooooow! Is that neat or what??!!

m ^..^

Reen said...

Such a beautiful dress, eventhough the tatting is simple. And i love your hanger. U have got such beautiful things.

Terry said...

Wow! That's absolutely beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I appreciate it! Enjoy your day! :0)

Linda said...

What a treasure. Kind of sad it was not kept as a keepsake for the little one who wore it. I'm happy you rescued it....it has found a loving home. Hugs, Linda

Barb said...

Hi Miss Tattingchic,

It has been a long time.....and I have missed visiting you. I hope to be a better blogger-hehe. Still having a few tests with my "little issues". One day we will all have perfect health.

The dress is so sweet. So delicate and elegant. You have done it proud girl.

Thank you for always stopping by even if I have been underground in blogworld for ages.

The new look of your blog is beautiful-love it.

J.W. is my youngest son. He doesn't like to have his picture taken so this was a BIG deal. I guess it made a difference to have Jeff there.

love ya,

rochambeau said...

So gorgeous, this rescued little bebe dress! Thankfully she met you, as you gave her back her dignity!!
Adore the scalloped edges!

AND your blogs new side bars too!

Happy weekend to you. No matter what you wear~Keep tatting!

Hugs from afar!

Fox said...

My goodness, TattingChic, there is a veritable book here of comments!

That is a great find - what a sweet little dress. Someone loved some little someone a whole lot!

Thanks for your comments and support re: TAT! What a marathon!

I love the new backgrounds you are playing with! Fox xxooxx : )

Ces said...

What a dainty little dress. I think that if I tat, I will wear pearls.

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Vintage at heart. I am glad you like the dress. I'm glad I found it too, tee hee!

Hi Jessica! I guess it is...but, technically, I did not SAY that I tat in my underwear; I just said that one could...hypothetically speaking, of course...tat in their underwear if they wanted to, LOL! Hey, no worries! I want to get it done and I get distracted, too. Somedays I just don't feel up to tatting. See, oddly I can type on my laptop whilst laying down. I cannot, however, tat while laying down, LOL! I've done a lot of laying down the last months or so (all very much needed, though). Maybe we could make a target date of say, the end of August??? What do you say? If we get it done before then that's okay too!

Thank you for your wonderful visit, Victoria!

Thanks, m ^..^ LOL! You crack me up!

Hi Reen, I know what you mean about the tatting being so simple...it is! The edging used is the simplest tatted edging around and yet this seamstress/tatter made a beautiful work of art with this simple beauty!

Thank you for your visit, too, Terry! I hope you enjoy your day as well.

I know, Linda! I thought it was kind of sad, too. I felt pretty good about taking it home with me the day I found it. It's really nice to be able to share it here, too!

Hi Barb! It's been a while and it's good to have you back. Thanks for taking the time to visit. I'm so glad you got to visit with your "boys" over the 4th of July holiday! That is fabulous! ((Hugs)) and God bless you and yours!

Hi Constance! I like that "You gave her back her dignity". That is sweet. Yes, I do think it is a work of art and it is well loved here. I enjoy your visits, as always! ((Hugs)) back to you!

LOL, Fox, I guess there are a "few" comments here, aren't there? I'm glad you didn't let that stop you from leaving yours, too! I really mean what I saw when I write that each and every comment means so much to me! I appreciate your visits/comments!
I wish you continued success in your T.A.T. adventures!

Hello there, Ces! Tatting and Pearls makes for a perfect combination! Great idea! I think I'll put on my grandmother's pearl necklace the next time I find myself tatting! LOL!

Snowny said...

Nice dress! I'm going to decorate my dress like this!

TattingChic said...

Hi Snowny! I'm glad you like the dress I rescued! I hope you show whatever you make with your tatting! :)