Toddler Dress with Hand Embroidered Yoke

This cute owl print fabric inspired me to make this little dress for my niece’s daughter, Marjorie, who is 3 1/2.  The dress is a size 4, but Marjorie is tall for her age, so I made the dress a bit longer than the vintage 60s pattern (McCall’s 9464).  As usual, I made a few changes to the original pattern — this time to add my vintage Irish linen as trim and the owl-inspired embroidery work on the yoke.

When the dress was finished, I was a little disappointed that the  embroidery didn’t show up all that well on the yoke.  There’s enough owl fabric left to make another dress, so I think I’m going to try a different pattern where I can isolate the embroidery a little more.

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