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.