|Posted by The Biped's Monitor|
The Munchkins' mom wants to do beach portraits while her sister, photog extraordinaire, is visiting this week. So another break neck project before I boarded the plane was to whip up some "portrait whites."
I used Spechler-Vogel Skip Dent, a tonal stripe poly-cotton. This momma needs a break so easy care fabric was in order. I bought it from Bessie Mary a while back. Since I had no time to ponder and plan, I grabbed two patterns that I had done before, were traced out and familiar. I had them constructed before I left except for buttons and stitching on the trim.
|Old Fashioned Baby|
First up was Best Embroidered Baby Clothes by The Old Fashioned Baby.
It stitches up quick. I used a machine embroidered train across the front,
I tea dyed some crochet trim in my stash for the sleeves and neck. The machine embroidery matches the trim much closer in person than it appears in this picture.
Baby H let me try it on him real quick. Easy, breezy for summer.
|The Old Fashioned Baby|
The second was another pattern by The Old Fashioned Baby. It is one of her new patterns Toddler Summer Dresses. Another quick and cool choice. I made this dress last summer at Jeannie's Summer retreat. I am sad I won't be able to attend this year but wedding planning trumps that. It is this weekend when the bride will be home. :( Oh well, can't do everything at once.
Again a quick machine embroidery on the bodice and some ancient Swiss trim across the bottom.
There was no ecru 1/8" ribbon to be found in St. Louis the day before I left, so white it was, threaded through the Swiss beading at the raised waistline.
This fabric in white (It used to come in colors.) was a bit sheer for my liking, so after I got home I ran up a slip using the same pattern with a tad taken out of the armholes and neckline. Nothing fancy here, Imperial batiste with some lace edging. I did run a very loose 1/8" elastic through the waist. I hope it works.
Princess was in "a mood" that day. This was the best picture I could get.
So what are you working on?