2392 Babies' 1950's Vintage Layette »
InstructionsNew safety standards prohibit strings to tie the bonnet on, that's why I went with a snap & elastic covered with the dress fabric. Also, don't try t o second guess the pattern instructions. You really CAN'T do the scallops without apliqueing them!
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Whimsical, Cute
1/8" pink & white gingham in a cotton/poly blend, and a white dotted ? from my stash--leftover from a dress I made her mother when she was 4! The embroidery pattern came as a built in on my Janome 1100SE
What was your inspiration?
An embroidery machine for Christmas, and a first granddaughter in February!
What are you most proud of?
I hadn't had lessons on the machine yet, but was able to play around with it and re-size, group and tilt the flowers, as well as fake my way thru stabilizers. And it turned out just like I envisioned! (except for the size)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It's trickier than it looks. Save yourself a lot of frustrations and just follow the excellent instructions, don't go on automatic, even if you have made a million dresses before! Also, check the measurements of the pattern, don't go by size. I was hoping this would be the perfect summer dress for my February granddaughter, but it's going to be way big this summer. This size says 6-9 months, but could easily fit her 2 yr old brother!