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!

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