Monday, April 5, 2010

First Prize

This is the dress entered by my firend Lexie, in the Royal Arts Easters Show, which runs from the 1st to the 14th of April.  Sydney, is the capital city od New South Wales.  Lexie, is from tropical Queensland Australia.
I can only imagine how thrilled Lexie was to find out she won first prize, Her work is so beautiful it really doesn't surprise me.   Here are Lexie words describing her work:

The dress is in two layers, the top layer being Peachy-Ecru swiss finella cotton.  The second layer is Spechler-Vogel lawn in a soft peach.
She  used tatting lace in the shade of ecru for the collar, cuff and sashes.
The puff sleeve has an embroidered inverted pleat.  The satin mini-piping is in the matching shade of soft peach.
The scalloped hem is pin-stitched by hand and the buttons at the back were also hand embroidered with little rosebuds.
You will be happy to know Lexie bought everything for the dress in the U.S.A and most of it from Farmhouse Fabrics.
The smocking is the Van Dyke stitch in 3 shades of peach.
Please notice--It is also displayed on its matching hanger.

All the attention to the smallest details makes this dress so very special.   Thank you Lexie, for letting me share this work of art.


  1. Just gorgeous. I can see why it won, beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. Absolutely perfect!!! It is gorgeous in every way! Congratulations Lexie!!

  3. Perfectly gorgeous and inspiring!