Good grief!!!! Less than a month until Christmas and I am just now getting the grandchildren’s holiday outfits together! I’m sewing in the fast lane now.
The collar for 7-year old Laurel’s burgundy velveteen dress is finished. Swiss cotton organdy has been tinted with coffee. The collar pattern is from Sarah Howard Stone’s Basic Yoke Dress.
The collar is lined so that the embroidery stitches will not show and also so that the effect of the strong burgundy color shadowing through the ivory organdy is diminished. The lining covers only the spokes, not the insertion. The contrast of the lace spokes against the dark velveteen is very pleasing.
The machine embroidered shadow work designs are from Suzanne Hinshaw’s Charming Embellishments collection. Though the set was marketed for placemats and linens, the designs are appropriate for many other purposes.
I really choked using metallic thread to outline the holly leaves. But I thought Laurel would love it and I’m trying to mix a little contemporary in with my old fashioned Nana style.