Project

Linen nautical ensemble

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I designed the machined design on the collar, and also cut a pattern for the tie I used. The one in the pattern is like a 'string' and I did not think it had much 'punch' for the outfit. So I cut my own tie pattern. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun.

What you will need

  • Yellow linen
  • white batiste
  • navy lightweight matte satin for tie.

Q&A with dottyeb

debbieh63 asked:
Love the stitching on the collar.
dottyeb answered:
Thank you so much.
Crystalsmom asked:
The outfit is really precious. You are very talented and meticulous. It is wonderful that you used some of your mom's stash. I always tell my husband if I should pass first to give all my things to someone that enjoys it at least half as much as I do. I am sure she is smiling from the balcony of heaven. I too love the stitching on the collar and the little tie is just the icing on the cake.
dottyeb answered:
Thank you so very much. I do so enjoy making clothing for children. It doesn't require a great deal of fabric and is a great way to use up odds and ends (like those from 'mom's stash'). Being 71 years old, I have had many years to perfect my sewing techniques--not to mention the best teachers in the world, my mother and grandmother. I am so very happy I chose to listen and learn from them. The arts of quilting, heirloom sewing, embroidery, tatting, rug braiding, etc are needlework disciplines I so hope will not be lost to future generations. And you are right, my mother would be so happy all of her precious fabric is being finally utilized.