Thursday, March 24, 2016

Beth chats a bit about antique handkerchiefs that work well for creating baby bonnets. She shares about the ones she has from her grandmother. 

As she explains the technique of folding the handkerchiefs to get the best results of the edging or lace for the bonnet, she draws lines for a better demonstration.

She shows how the end result of the folds fashions a precious bonnet, featuring the lace, embroidery, or special needlework of the handkerchief.

Here Beth holds her creation next to one from member Leslye. Both are beautiful examples of how a simple handkerchief can make a special gift.

Pretty in Pink Challenge

The Board challenged the members to fashion a garment in or with pink. These members took up said challenge going above and beyond… 

Kneeling in front are:
Beth with a hanky bonnet and Debbie showing a dress from Sew Beautiful pattern Pasquale made from Moda pink flower lawn fabric, she embellished the belt with machine embroidery.

Standing from left to right:
Roberta enjoyed creating 2 dresses both from a pattern by Love and Stitches featuring shadow work by Appliqué for Kids.
Leslye used Children’s Corner pattern Olivia and a smocking design found in AS&E #59 to sew her dress.
Nikki’s 2 granddaughters are going to love wearing the dresses she sewed with a Butterick pattern.
Susan's sweet dress was made using Children’s Corner Bishop.
Brenda was a busy seamstress, she showed off a dress from Pitter Patter Patterns, a doll’s dress from Love and Stitches, as well as a doll quilt and a Log Cabin queen size quilt.
Joy’s Louise by Children’s Corner complimented the 2 doll dresses using an embroidery machine pattern by Appliqué for Kids.
Teresa created a special outfit using Cheryl Lohman’s pattern Kimberly’s Sundress adding a smocking design by Little Stitches.
Shirley modified Children’s Corner Louise to sew the dress she made for her granddaughter’s Easter outfit.

Show and Share

Susan had a triple hit with her Show and Share this month. This precious day gown by Creations by Michie features shadow work, the little boys Johnny by Children's Corner was smocked with Easter Chicks seen in the new sewing magazine "Classic Sewing"and for the square yoke dress she used another pattern from Creations by Michie.

Teresa’s Carrousel Horse needlepoint pillow drew many oohs and aahs from the members.

Special Features

Leslye shared her technique to get perfect pleats with a small striped fabric…she didn’t use a pleater. She HAND pleated each stripe!

This dress by Brenda features ‘whip stitch piping’ adding just the right touch of creativity.

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