Friday, April 4, 2014

Finally... Something new!

After a long absence of complete non stop busy I finally have something new to post.  This project will be for classes later in the year.  I am having a bit of an obsession with small scale prints paired with feather weight corduroy and this set keeps it going.  The paisley cotton lawn print is from a Robert Kaufman collection called 'London Calling' and  is a lovely 'Liberty' like knock off.  I have paired the print with the feather weight corduroy to look like a jumper and blouse but it is really all sewn together as a dress.  

The collar is piped with the lavender corduroy and trimmed with a bias cut ruffle.  Not the easiest collar to assemble and get to kiss together right at the center front and center back.  The skirt has three large box pleats across the front and two inverted pleats in the back for a controlled amount of fullness.  The dress is meant to be paired with a jacket and I wanted to keep an A line shape to the skirt.  

The jacket is completely interlined with 'baby' interfacing for better weight and wrinkle resistance to the feather weight corduroy.  It is fully lined with lime 1/32" micro check and has an adjustable fold up sleeve length. The embroidery on the pockets are simple beginner hand stitches - chain, French knot, and backstitch.  The little bird is just one of the paisley shapes from the print inverted and embellished.

The 'London Calling' paisley comes in three great color ways which I plan to pair with the lavender, red, and hot pink corduroy.

One of my granddaughters showed up unexpectedly this morning - I really think it was to claim the cookies that were just coming out of the oven but I took the opportunity to have her do a little try on.  Jane will be five in July and is wearing a size 4 dress and jacket.



  1. Oh this is precious. I am so excited to finally get a girl grand baby. Love this jumper!

  2. Always wonderful to see your creations! Love this one!

  3. These ensemble is just precious! Love all three color combos too.

  4. This set is absolutely adorable. I love the colors that you chose.

  5. Those look like "Meghan" colors to me. Love the pocket embroidery. Lunch was wonderful. I think we need a regular one so we can cut back the time. Not that I minded. So great to catch up.

  6. Love this! The colors are so bright and happy. Do you know where you will be teaching it?

  7. I am just thrilled that you have had a chance to blog again and what a beautiful outfit you have to post, well worth the wait!! Just love the detail on the pockets and back of the jacket. Thank you!!

  8. Absolutely beautiful as all of your other designs! I am just sew impressed with the lovely stitches and the way every little detail is perfect.


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