Posts tagged ‘shadow work’

January 18, 2013

Hand Smocked and Shadow Worked Bearissima Swiss Batiste Yoke Dress

Finishedheavenblessedpriya 002Finishedheavenblessedpriya 004Finishedheavenblessedpriya 003Finishedheavenblessedpriya 001I have just finished another ivory swiss batiste dress going to Malaysia. This one is a combination of Heaven Blessed and Princess Priya from the Australian Smocking Magazines. The hem has a shadow work bow at the top of each  mixed in with the bullions across the bottom. The sleeves tie with the same silk ribbon. The back buttons with mother of pear buttons sewn on with bullion flowers. The sleeves also have a scalloped lower edge.

August 8, 2012

Smocked and Embroidered Pink Batiste Yoke Style Dress

This special dress is on its way to Malaysia today! The sleeves have embroidery as well as the sashes. The hem is finished with entredeux and matching lace. The sleeves have a casing so they can be opened up and ironed much more easily. Center front of hem has a shadow work bow with bullions. Even the sashes have bullions embroidered on them.

February 23, 2012

Shadow work and lace shaped Child’s Collar

I just finished making this darling collar for a baby’s christening. I took pictures of the process. First, I did she shadow work bows. Next, the lace is pinned in position. Then I carefully pull the lace thread to gather the side that needs to be gathered.Next, it is ironed, and then the lace is basted down. On this one I did a tiny zig zag, but sometimes I pinstitch the lace down . Then the fabric is trimmed from behind the lace. Lastly, I attached the wider lace around the outside. I put a tiny bias around the neck edge.  Later I will make the child a blue dress to wear with the collar.

January 24, 2012

Bluebird Baby Set, Blanket and Booties

This set was for a very special client of mine. I have been making things for her for years. This set has a blanket with the baby’s name and birthdate, A shadow worked diaper shirt, long and short panties and a pair of hand crocheted booties. The blanket was machine embroidered in all 4 corners. It is one of the Martha Pullen Pima knit blankets. They feel wonderful.