The Carolyn Heirloom Dress

The Carolyn Heirloom Dress





STUNNING!!  This beautiful dress features ELABORATE lace work and hand embroidery!!  It is constructed in gorgeous ivory Swiss batiste.

Where do I begin?!!  This dress features a drop waist bodice with double tied satin ribbon sash.  The front of the bodice has detailed lace work using ecru French Maline and French Valenciennes laces.  Down the bodice front are horizontal lace strips between hand embroidered sections.  The embroidery in each section is slightly different creating an asymmetrical design.  Wide gathered lace ruffles run the length of the bodice over the shoulder to the back of the bodice.

The bell sleeves have a lace band with gathered lace edging attached.  The sleeves are set in with entredeux and they are hand rolled and whipped and attached by hand.

The skirt features amazing lace work and hand embroidery.  The lace work includes a deep lace band with additional triangle lace work above the band.  There are eight triangles that are spaced evenly around the skirt.  Above each triangle is a hand embroidered design.

The hand embroidery on this dress consists of pink roses and green bullion leaves.  

A deep lace ruffle is gathered around the skirt bottom. 

This dress has a matching slip in ivory Pima broadcloth with mother of pearl buttons and a lace ruffle applied flat to the bottom.  

This dress can be made in white, ivory, pale pink, pink, light blue, or Robin's egg blue Swiss batiste.  You may choose the color for the embroidery, ribbon sash, and lace.

This dress was designed for an eleven year old girl, but would be appropriate for a girl five years old and older.

Please contact to discuss design options and current turnaround time.


  • Measurements

    1)  Chest circumference 


    2)  Shoulder to shoulder across the front - from one shoulder edge before it curves down to the arm horizontally across collar bones to the other shoulder edge


    3) Shoulder to shoulder across the back - from one shoulder edge before it curves down to the arm horizontally across the back to the other shoulder edge


    4)  Finished length from the base of the neck where a shirt begins straight down the back to the desired length


    5) Arm circumference one inch above elbow