I've been lucky to buy another collection of family heirlooms from a local lady to my shop, who supplied me with some equally wonderful treasures at the beginning of the year. This time there are 11 adorable antique baby dresses and gowns. Each one is made from very fine silk, cotton or muslin and is entirely hand stitched. The workmanship is incredibly beautiful...pin tucks so tiny, I had to look through a magnifying glass to check the stitches where indeed done by hand and not machine! The other details are impeccable too; hand embroidery, cutwork flowers, lace frills, and the teeniest of pearl buttons with hand-worked button loops to fasten them.