Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I am making a pair of these for a Christmas gift for the daughter of one of my best friends. The pattern is from an old AS&E issue and the smocking plate from an old Sew Beautiful magazine. The floss is DMC but I can't remember the number. I'll look and update this post later. The fabric is a cotton sateen that I picked up from a fabric shop in Savannah called Fabrika.
The pattern called for piping between the case and the smocked panel. I decided to use a satin ribbon. It really didn't have the affect I was going for, so I'll rethink that on the next ones if I decide to make anymore. I had quite a few issues with these and won't go into a lot of detail. But many ugly words were said and tantrums thrown. And I even walked away for a week at one point. LOL
The pattern calls for doing a simple scalloped hem, but I wanted a little frill, so I stitched on some lace with a little entredeux. I hadn't used this method in I'm guessing 10 years or more. I definitely need some more practice with this technique. But I will add more projects to get the practice, because I'd forgotten how much I enjoy heirloom sewing. The entredeux is from Capitol Imports and the lace I had in my stash.
I hope Gracyn loves her new pillow cases. Despite all my problems with them, I really enjoyed them after the fact. Lol
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Monday, November 10, 2014
It was also very hard to get perfectly round circles despite my best efforts. I think in the future, I will interface the circle in hopes that it will retain its shape when stitching it on. I'll let you know how that works. I'm still working on another bolster. I cut is too small using the Pi method, so now I'm trying to decide how to fix it.
Let me know if you have questions. And as always, thanks for stopping by!
Monday, November 3, 2014
Oh, and here are some of his best buddies.
Hope your little guys and girls had a terrific Halloween!