Sunday, 10 February 2008

Butterick 435 with smocked insert

This is the other top for my daughter's SWAP that I made this weekend. I used a hand smocked sampler that I made about a year ago as the insert. The sampler is from a distance learning class I took through SAGA, "Lace Smocking". The first four "laces" are the class lessons, the last three are my designs. The fabric is chambray, 100% cotton, and the pattern is a top drafted from the princess line dress D in Butterick 435, girls size 12. I backsmocked the insert, and have inserted a pale blue braid in the neckline and arm seams. I finished the bottom of the blouse with a self bias binding, that I machine embroidered with feather stitch. My daughter wore this top all day, and says it is lovely and cool.
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1 comment:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I had to go look at your profile to see where you were from! All the sleeveless tops and shorts were throwing me! *smile* Your daughter's dress is very pretty as well as the shorts and top in your prior post!