This little gal and dress made by my sister, Lois, is reminiscent of the dresses my mother use to make us girls. We nine sisters never knew what it was to own a bought dress. My Mom could look at a Sear and Roebuck catalog and make just what we wanted.
Our dresses could be this feminine or much simpler, like the straight skirts we wore as we got older. However, her baby dresses were often this lacy with oodles of ruffles.
I can remember yards and yards of fabric laying across the floor as Mom stitched in that loose stitch so she could ruffle the fabric. Lace like this was seen more often on the christening dresses, seldom on the older dresses.
It seems like I do not see lace much any more. Do you?