Fine Heirloom Sewing, Smocking and Hand Embroidery

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Friday, February 19

Stitching By The Fire and a Tip

Embroidered Collar.
Although I am not making this dress, this is the pattern I am using for the dresses I am working on for my SB article.
Tea time by the fire.  Earl Gray is my favorite tea.  With chocolate Graham Crackers.  Yum!
I spent Friday morning stitching by the fire, which I have come to love.  I  had to work though because of my newly discovered deadline.  So,  I did the same thing I do when I am having fun.  I stitched!

Neckline Tip
Especially when you are working with  fabric that ravels,  be sure to stay stitch the neckline.  
Always stitch from the center toward the shoulder.  If this had not been linen, which is prone to fray, I would have waited until the front and back were stitched together before I stay stitched the neck.  Then I would have stitched from the center front to the very back of the neck.  Stitch just inside the seam allowance and use a short stitch length when stay stitching.


Sewconsult said...

Thanks for the tip. Such a dainty dress. The fireside stitching makes me think of those who did the same, so long ago.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Martha said...

So sweet.Is the fabric linen? Too adorable.

Sherry Richardson said...

The linen dress is beautiful!!! Can't wait to see what you are doing. Trying to decide what to do for Easter. I don't think I can could get the blue dress fininshed in time for Easter. Thanks for the tip too!!!

Rebecca said...

Be still my heart. How long has it been since I visited you? Forever? Never?

Your work is lovely...I'm so excited to find you AGAIN! :)

Blessings to you~ xoRebecca

Jeannie B. said...

Martha, Thankyou, yes, the fabric is linen.

Val Laird said...

Hi Jeannie

I just love your baby designs. I often think I could easily have lived in the Victorian era with all that lovely lace and embroidery. Your work is just gorgeous!


Cat said...

Sweet dress! Well--we had our little girl--stop by and see pictures :) More to come (after I get more sleep)

LAnderson said...

Thanks for the great tip and what a sweet dress!!!!

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