Toile 1780s Toddler’s Dress


Two years ago I found this Nativity Toile and made dresses for my then 2-yr-old and 3-month-old granddaughters. This year those dresses were passed down to younger sisters and I made the Portrait Dress for my now 4-year-old granddaughter.

I added a pleated ruffle around the neckline. A young lady at church crocheted the lace on the sleeves for the dress. The sash is made from crushed taffeta. There are 3-1″ pleats in the skirt of the dress.

She has bloomers and petticoat made of white on ivory calico. The petticoat ended up with 9-1/4″ pleats!

Cindy M

Oh, this is so darling! I absolutely love toile, but I’d never seen nativity toile. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful work, Cindy — all the girls are adorable!

4 Comments on Toile 1780s Toddler’s Dress

  1. Tiffany Keller
    March 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm (6 years ago)

    They are beautiful girls! Love the fabric of the dresses!

  2. Miriam. C
    March 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm (6 years ago)

    Very pretty dresses!!

  3. Nina Munger
    March 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks Cindy for making our girls beautiful and modest dresses for the holidays. Not only are they the Girls’ favorite dresses, but they’re my favorite too!

  4. Jenny
    August 5, 2011 at 10:36 pm (5 years ago)

    Adorable! I love these dresses. Nativity toile? Wow. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for that. 🙂


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