Toile for Tea

for Riley Kish


 

 













 

 

Riley is all dressed up to go to high tea with Grandma and her friends. They are just going to adore her in her timeless toile ensemble. Riley loves this dress because of all the pretty scenes and little people and animals. It is just like looking at a picture book!

Riley’s dress is made from the teensiest black-on-cream toile. It has a black felt peter pan collar with a little pearl in the center. The full short sleeves are accented with felt bows. There is also a felt bow at the waistline, which is encircled by a black velvet ribbon. The dress fastens in the back with snaps. Pintucks and a velvet ribbon provide fullness at the base of the skirt. Black cotton tights and black ankle strap shoes give the outfit a very old-fashioned look. Her black felt beret is adorned with vintage double-edged picot and a homespun "yo-yo" with a center of a button and a little pearl.