Thursday, February 10, 2011
About that village
My friend Dawn made this beautiful bishop for our princess. She is quite pleased as you can tell.
It is made using the pattern for Beginnings from Australian Smocking and Embroidery Issue number #73.
It is smocked with Rainbow Hearts by Ellen McCarn. Dawn removed a few rows to adapt for a baby size. The fabric is Skip Dent from Spechler-Vogel in a pale blue. Both plate and fabric came from Bessie Mary.
Also in the package, was this adorable pair of pink overalls.
They are made using Children's Corner William and Winnie.
The fabrics are an embroidered corduroy lined with a pima cotton gingham. Corduroy is the perfect choice since it is 10 degrees here today!
Too stinkin' cute!
She needed a shirt to go with them. Mommy has had a difficult time finding onesie type shirts that fit. So Mimi to the rescue. The shirt is made from cotton interlock.
I used Kwik Sew #3375. I added 2 inches to the body length to accomodate our tall girl and the cloth diaper. I also trimmed 1/8" off the collar so I could pipe the collar. I used Gail Doane's block method of doing the collar even with a knit. Worked like a charm.
Thank you, Dawn. She loves them as do her Mommy and Mimi.