A few months ago, my daughter was looking through my stash to select some fabric so I could make a smocked dress for her daughter. She came across this fabric, but there was barely a meter. Not enough to make anything smocked. I'm hoping she'll be surprised when she see's it made up using this sweet little pattern.
|Colour seems a little washed out in the bright sunlight.|
Playdate Dress. Oliver + S. I made it up in size 2T.
|Out of print. Too bad.|
On the neck/bib area, the pattern called for flat bias trim. Being old school, I was ready to make my own corded piping, but opted to try it flat; sans cord. It was tricky to insert as is the case with bias piping, flat or not.
The pattern also called for a little bit of frill on the bib section. Instead I went my old school way and put on a few lines of pin tucking ....corded pin tucking at that! Besides, my daughter doesn't like frilly things, so I'm sure she'll appreciate the pin tucking accent.
I got bogged down somewhat with the pin tucking because on my Berninas, (1630 & 801) there is a hole in the throat plate to run cording for just such an application. On my new Husquvarna (Quilt Desinger) there is no hole, so I had to improvise. There's no hole on my Husquvarna Iris, either.
|My husband thinks a Husqvarna is a chainsaw.|
|Bird's eye view from the suet feeder.|
The bad news is it's the coldest day of the year, -30oC and my fingers froze taking these photos!