The little dress that Petal is wearing was inspired by this little vintage dress.
Made in a soft pink cotton pique , it is made to fit a little one.
It was in fact made to fit me more than 50 years ago.
It was made using this pattern which is even older having been used for my cousin originally and she was born in 1954.
It was made by Mrs Tully I think.
She was the one with the sewing machine that could do fancy stitches and for a while I think everything she made had machine applique and machine embroidery.
This little outfit was also worn by my little sister and more recently by my little Kate.
Well about 13 years ago it was worn by Kate, where did those years go...
And now maybe it will manage to stay around and be ready for another generation in 10 to 15 years .
In the meantime it hangs in my studio area
and serves as inspiration for little dolly clothes for little dolls like Petal.