Encore:Â Â a reappearance or additional performance demanded by an audience (definition from Merriam-Webster dictionary)
There was no real demand and I’m certainly not a real audience, but thisÂ collar has definitely made a welcome reappearance.
Worn first by myÂ daughter 27 years ago when she was 5, it turned up at the bottom of a box of old samples IÂ unpacked to take to Sewing at the Beach.Â Now, it will beÂ worn by my granddaughter Laurel, who is 6.
Laurel’s Â black velveteen Christmas dress (2010)Â featuredÂ an heirloom sewnÂ pinafore bib,Â machine embroidered with the seasonal Sugar Plum Fairy.Â The encore shadowÂ work collarÂ refreshes the garment for aÂ Valentine’s Day party.
Swiss batiste and tatting work wellÂ withÂ the hand stitchedÂ surface embroidery and red shadow work bows.Â Â Continue reading