Hurrah! Christmas clothes for our two younger grandchildren were finished, shipped and received late last week. Toddler Vivian Rose’s white Swiss flannel bishop has the neck and sleeve bound with in red gingham pima cotton. Heirloom lace is hand whipped to the bias binding.
The smocking design is just a simple diamond pattern that I made up as I stitched. Continue reading
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Children’s Corner Katina pattern. Extra buttons were added so the strap length could be easily adjusted when the dress is tried on. If not needed, the upper MOP buttons will be removed.
With its cheerful colors and simple design, this dress just makes me smile. The combination of Liberty of London tanna lawn, blue gingham checks, and yellow whipstitch piping seems to chirp predictions of happy days filled with warm sunshine, blue skies, and colorful flowers.
A bit of smocking front and back makes Katina just the sort of cute and comfortable frock I’d like my 14 month old granddaughter to wear all summer long.
I’d like to have added a cute hairbow to the ensemble but Vivian Rose has expressed a very strong dislike for anything on her head—except for strawberries and other food she rubs in. Sigh…
Of course, a pair of ruffle bottom bloomers was needed to finish the outfit. The edges of the 2 1/2″ wide ruffles are serged with a 3 thread rolled edge, using wooly nylon in the upper looper.