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Hand Embroidered Dress in Honor of my Babcha

Added Jul 21, 2013

by Marusya Grace

South Bend, Unit...






My Babcha was a special woman. Her story is quite remarkable and the lessons she taught me were even more so. I only hope to be as strong as her and pass on her spirit to others.

Aside from her wisdom, her love of sewing was passed on to me. My babcha was an incredible seamstress! She was self taught and used her skills as a seamstress when she moved to America.

Before my babcha’s passing in March (at the age of 93), I finished my first Ukrainian embroidered dress. My babcha was very sick and it was uncertain whether she would make it to Easter. However, she always wanted to die on Easter and we all believed she would make it to Easter day. (Ukrianian myth has it that if you die on Easter, you go straight to heaven.) But sadly she didn’t make it or see the ukrainian embroidered Easter dress. But I’m sure she got a glimpse of it up in heaven! (And I have no doubt that she is guiding through my current projects!)

See more pictures and tribute to my babcha here: http://www.marusyamarusya.com/ukrainian-embroidered-dress/

Linen, Fully Lined, Hand Embroidered, Invisible Zipper

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By Marusya Grace at Marusya Marusya

Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Ethnic, Vintage

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    May 21, 2014, 02.15 PMby iewa


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    Aug 1, 2013, 05.54 PMby ltruac

    Very Beautiful. I’m hoping my sewing skills get as good as yours.

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      Aug 1, 2013, 10.14 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks Iruac! Love & Passion will definitely get you there :)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 11.54 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    As a person who cross-stitches, I know exactly how hard this work and how nice and pleasant this things to wear. Very beautiful. Your babcha would be proud of you.

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      Jul 22, 2013, 01.48 PMby Marusya Grace

      And the long hours stitching are well worth it :)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 09.26 AMby fashionfreek

    Beautiful:) She seemed like a lovely lady.x

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      Jul 22, 2013, 01.47 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks for the kind words :)

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    Jul 22, 2013, 08.39 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely! and a lot of work.. ;)

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    Jul 21, 2013, 06.53 PMby lienepien

    Lovely story and a great dress! Beautiful embroidery.

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