1820s Holiday Dinner Dress



Thick Thread Machine Embroidery Design for Holiday Dinner Dress


NOTE: This design is digitized to use thick threads like 12 weight Lana wool or cotton. It is not suitable for 40 or 50 weight rayon machine embroidery thread. 

This listing is for a machine embroidery design for a bough of holly with berries. It is based on a gown in the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #2015.98a, b.

While the original design was used on a Regency dress, it would be equally lovely on holiday decorations, stockings, or table linens.

We make every effort to ensure that our machine embroidery designs evoke period hand embroidery techniques, and are well-researched so you can use them with confidence on your historical costuming projects. They may copy the wobbles or slight flaws in an original design, to help keep them from looking too perfect and modern. They may contain details that you are not used to seeing in modern machine embroidery designs, such as more color changes or jump stitches between areas. All our files are accompanied by a detailed description of the original design as well as stitching instructions and thread recommendations so you can get the most out of these designs.

You will receive a detailed PDF along with the digital files needed to stitch out this design on a wide variety of embroidery machines.

BONUS: Download our heart-shaped holiday ornament pattern for free when you buy this design.

Hoop size: This design will fit in 5″x7″ hoops. Piece B will fit in a 4″x4″ hoop.
Finished size: 5.25″ x 6″
File types included: DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, VIP, VP3, XXX. If you need another file type, please message us and we will try to accommodate your request.
This file will be available for immediate download once payment is processed. All digital sales are final and cannot be refunded, so please check your purchase carefully. If you have any questions about the suitability of this design, please ask before buying.

Unless otherwise specified in an individual listing, the purchase of a Romantic Recollections, LLC embroidery design grants you a single-user license. This means you can use our designs to create items for personal use or to sell. You may not sell, share, trade, or give away the design files themselves.

All designs, patterns, instructions, and photos are copyright Romantic Recollections, LLC.


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