Friday, January 23, 2009

Miss Lily's Ensemble Completed!




I finished the handwork on everything today and got it beautifully pressed with my new Rowenta! First we have the bishop which is a pattern from AS&E called "Beginnings." The pattern includes the plate and as always for AS&E, has incredible instructions. The fabric is a fine handkerchief linen. The thread is DMC in a soft yellow and soft pink and green. The dress buttons up the full length of the back with a cut on facing. My old Kenmore did a lovely job of making really fine buttonholes. I like how I can adjust the width and length of the actual stitch so easily on that machine.









Next we have the slip which is also of the same hanky linen and finished with a shell stitched edge. The hem is scalloped as well.
The closure is a small piece of velcro "fusions" on one of the shoulders. I really like this product for childrens clothing. It is soft and very durable. And you just iron it on! I always make sure I clip all corners so there are not sharp edges to snag baby's soft skin.








And last but not least is the little summer jacket to go over the bishop. It is made from cotton matelasse. The collar and seams are bound with 100% cotton seersucker in the same shade. Bullion roses are embroidered on the back and the front of the collar. In a nod to Ralph Rucci, yellow bullions were embroidered on the top of the back pleat as well. The button on the front has been stitched on with a bullion too!















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My next project is a funky belt for which I made the muslin today. I hope to get it together tomorrow and pics right after. It is really cool......Bunny

25 comments:

  1. Hello Bunny! Thanks a lot for your comment on my coat. I just went through your recent posts and I discovered such nice things so well done! I 'm in love with the smocked yellow dress. Must be so difficult to make!

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  2. How beautiful! That's one thing I regret never learning to do when my girls were little was to smock! You did a wonderful job and that'll be an heirloom.

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  3. Mmmmmmm! What a great ensemble! I especially LOVE that little jacket with all the extras you added!

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  4. Oh my word. This is absolutely lovely. What an outstanding job! This reminds of the dresses my mother would make with the smocking and embroidered "grub roses" many years ago...........and when Miss Lily no longer fits the dress, keep it safe for her to give to her daughter......

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  5. Just beautiful! My girls and boys wore smocking when they were babies and toddlers. I miss it...Nothing like a crisp dress with a wide hem and beautiful needlework. Your very talented!

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  6. Beautiful!!!
    Keep feeding my passion.

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  7. Omigosh Bunny, this is beautiful! This outfit would go for hundreds of dollars in NYC, you know. My daughter was in smocked dresses until she was 6 years old.

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  8. What a beautiful set. All of it is so pretty and the coat is wonderful.

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  9. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the belt too. You've piqued my curiosity.

    I've nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award. :)

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  10. That is exquisite! Quite remarkable, Bunny, and worthy of framing.

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  11. Sigh...just too beautiful!! Those bullions on the back are just so perfect.

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  12. So pretty. I love the bullions over the back pleat of the jacket.

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  13. Thanks so much everyone! Your kind words mean so much.

    Thanks, Liana, for the recommendation! I am honored coming from someone whose work I so respect.

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  14. Just beautiful! I've nominated you for an award, Bunny!

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  15. Beautiful smocking and bullion roses! Thanks for including the closeup photos so we can share in your exquisite work!

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  16. WOW. That's about all I can think of. :D (I'm speechless, i.e.)

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  17. So beautiful and such detail! I especially love the little button detail.

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  18. These pieces are amazing, Bunny. Just simply beautiful and timeless. You are so very talented!

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  19. Tan bella! Your work is masterclass!

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  20. Bunny I am in awe of your talent. You have made some of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. I'm sure those items will be treasured for several lifetimes. That jacket especially is exquisite. I've nominated you for the Kreative Blogger award. Please see my blog for more information.

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  21. Bunny, what beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing your projects and ideas. You are like a breath of fresh air.
    Barb in Texas

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  22. OMG this is just too stinking adorable. I love the little coat to go with it. I used to love having a "Spring" coat growing up. Your smocking is gorgeous as always.

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  23. Bunny, Your little ensemble is perfect! Love the jacket most of all! Your smocking looks great -- and your construction is, as always, something to aspire to!
    Cissie

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  24. Bunny,
    I enjoy your blog. Just paged back and saw this beautiful jacket and gown. Gorgeous, simply perfect! Your work is always flawless. I love it, you really need to share these pics on HS&S!

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  25. I am in awe with your creation! How lovely, how precious! Congratulations, you did a truly magnificent job!

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