Encore: 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 this collar has definitely made a welcome reappearance.
Worn first by my daughter 27 years ago when she was 5, it turned up at the bottom of a box of old samples I unpacked to take to Sewing at the Beach. Now, it will be worn by my granddaughter Laurel, who is 6.
Laurel’s black velveteen Christmas dress (2010) featured an heirloom sewn pinafore bib, machine embroidered with the seasonal Sugar Plum Fairy. The encore shadow work collar refreshes the garment for a Valentine’s Day party.
Swiss batiste and tatting work well with the hand stitched surface embroidery and red shadow work bows. Continue reading