Sunday, October 23, 2011

The BB Dress , #5

 
Here is where we are with Sophie's BB Dress. All smocking and embroidery is complete. The insert will be hand then machine stitched to the bodice side panels. Piping is made and installed on the bodice. There will be more on the sleeves and back. For the bullions I used a solid floss for the centers and first ring. The next bullions were made with a combination of the original floss choice and a variegated deep red floss, one strand of each. This helped give the flowers a bit of dimension. I did not want this to go the pink colorway. The bullion roses needed to match with the silk of the piping. 

I had an "aaack" moment while stitching the piping. I got one section on the insert and went to snip a wayward thread with my pelican billed scissors. Wrong choice! That damn pelican took a bite right out of the piping so this needed unsewing and a total redo. All is well now but I did have a walk away moment. 
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We have had great company the past several days  and a wonderful visit with them. They left this morning and now it is back to the regular routine which you know includes lots of sewing. I have SO MUCH in the queue. It will get done, it will get done, it will get done.........Bunny

18 comments:

  1. The smocking & embroidery is impeccable! I feel your pain with the snipped piping!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  2. Wow, I love those deep red roses! Such a lucky girl! Walk away moments are the worst, though!

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  3. The deep red roses and piping look wonderful with the grey fabric. What a great color choice. I feel for you on the piping.

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  4. Bunny, your handiwork is so beautiful. Sorry about the piping...glad it worked out ok in the end.

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  5. Oh, my goodness, you've done it again! Wonderful and surprising fabric and color combinations. Beautiful work.

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  6. Your handwork is so beautiful! I have two grandsons, and another grandchild on the way early next year. {{whispering}} I am hoping for a girl so I can sew things for her...and am anxious to learn smocking, perhaps.

    You are my inspiration! And the colors you have chosen are rich and lovely!

    I am impatient for the next installment....Thanx for sharing!

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  7. I just love your beautiful work, and HATE it when the scissors run amok...my hands never do!!!!

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  8. And once more I am in love with your work - it is so beautifully done. For me you are a smocking goddess.

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  9. Your bullion roses are perfect!

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  10. Exception work! I'm anxious to see the finished dress.

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  11. Sooooo beautiful!

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  12. This is beautful, I am trying to figure how to accomplish such beautiful, tiny, pleats without a pleater machine as I've seen in some online tutorials. Simpy gorgeous!

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  13. So beautiful! Great colour combination.

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  14. oh my oh my oh my what BEA-U-TI-FUL work !

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  15. I would have had chest pain, cutting into the already installed piping, Bunny! A "walk away moment" for sure!

    Your bullion roses are GORGEOUS!! LOVE the dimension you gave them with 2 different colors.
    I just finished smocking a nightgown for Ms. C. (photos soon) & opted not to put any bullions on it, because I didn't want her sleeping on bumps, but now I'm itching to stick some on elsewhere. I love doing them!

    This dress is going to be beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  16. To be honest Bunny, my initial thoughs on the color of floss you used for the baby waves was, "what is she thinking"? But I really like it, and your bullions are gorgeous!!! I know what you mean by getting back into the hang of things when it comes to doing bullions. I put a ginormous amount of them on my middle dd's First Communion dress years ago, once I got going, they'd look better, but I invaribly re-did the first one I put in each session I sat down to do them. Looking forward to seeing Sophie's finished BB (I'm curious) dress!
    Designdreamer

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  17. I can't wait to see this finished dress - it's already looking beautiful!

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