Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Smocked Pillow Case
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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