I decided to straighten up my bureau today and found my favorite Mexican dress, the one I bought at the Mercado in San Antonio. I have been wanting to examine the embroidery and get ideas for the new Mexican Peasant blouses, but I thought the darn dress was lost in the laundry. Of course, I had put it away neatly in a drawer which is the usual way I lose things. This dress is 100% cotton and hand embroidered.
The dress is fairly long, reaching almost to the ankles. There is embroidery on the yoke, front, and back yoke. The picture above shows the dress on Madame Merp for a close-up of the embroidery.
Above is the embroidery at on the front lower portion of the dress.
There is even a little bit of decoration on the back yoke.
Here is a front view of the dress. I remember when I was trying to choose which of the dresses to buy. It was such a tough decision because the colors were so vibrant that they made your heart sing. There were yellow, orange, purple, black, and green dresses as well as dresses that were all white. I wanted them all.
I have never really used my computer sewing machine to its full potential so this Mexican blouse project will let me get some practice in with the various embroidery techniques and stitches.