I hope you have all finished your Christmas sewing. I’ve moved on to baking and gift wrapping and hope to finish up in time for our big family celebrations.
Here are a few more Christmas outfits from the past. These gingerbread outfits for my two older grandchildren were favorites of mine. A few years later, new grandson Alastair wore Robert’s suit.
One year I planned to make matching Thanksgiving outfits for the children. The Viyella brown plaid garments were made but before I began the bibs, plans changed and the older two would not be with us that day. So I decided to use the garments for Christmas. But that was a stretch—brown plaid for Christmas. I made it work.
Laurel’s basic yoke dress was trimmed with tatting, as was her linen bib.
Laurel also had a tie-on bib with a Current Critters Continued design.
These Current Critters embroidery designs are so charming. Continue reading
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Finally, 5 year-old Robert’s Christmas shirt is done. His long black pants are pressed and ready to wear as soon as I buy a belt to keep them up. Then he will be ready for The Nutcracker.
After all the interruptions and delays, I am glad to have this project finished. The fabric is Martha’s Favorite Linen from Martha Pullen and shirt pattern Hudson’s Sunday Suit is from Ginger Snaps. Like all Nancy Coburn’s Ginger Snaps patterns, the directions are very clear with great photo illustrations and many design options.
That crooked embroidery design drove me crazy. But it was too late to redo it.
The nutcracker design from A Bit of Stitch is surrounded by a candy cane frame from Adorable Ideas, narrowed in my heavily used BuzzEdit2 program.
Black lace tape, run vertically on either side of the embroidery, is embellished with a decorative stitch from my Brother Duetta 6500D. The same stitch is worked on the back , around the collar and on the mock sleeve cuffs. Continue reading