Monday, March 26, 2012
I have finally finished both of my daygowns. This one is hands down my favorite though. I absolutely love the tatting. I am so happy I decided to learn how to tat - even though it took me quite some time to get the yardage required for this particular daygown. I think the biggest problem I had was getting the collar to line up at the front. This is the first time I've ever added any type of lace to a collar, so I found it a bit problematic lining it up straight. I tried to just get the tatting to kiss right at the center, and it did right until I rinsed it and dried it. My tatting shrunk just slightly but enough to have a small gap and really point out that it is just a smidge off center. It also shrunk down the front. I used a little steam in my iron to stretch it back out a little.
Here are some other views.
embroidery to the bottom hemline on the back. In fact, all the embroidery on this little gown came from Jeannie's book.
Oh, and remember the pintucks? Here is the comparison with my machine Pintuck foot and hand tucks.
Baby Layette Pattern.
I am finishing up my Go Fish quilt and have started another dress for my little friend, Gracie. I found a gorgeous fabric and decided I needed to make a cute little dress with it. It is full of strawberries, and I found some really sweet strawberry buttons for it too. I have a strawberry smocking plate, but I don't like it for this dress, so I'll have to find another. If you come across one, please let me know.