The Embroidery Design is on page 2 of your pattern instructions. Get it out and look at it.
Starch and Press your Dress Front (do not press over tape on wrong side). Fold Daygown Front together and crease Center Front all the way down to the hem. Read Step 2 for more instruction.
There are different ways to transfer embroidery designs onto fabric. I am showing you how I will transfer the embroidery design using this pattern and this embroidery design.
Link for Lesson on Transferring Embroidery Design Here! Read the entire Lesson even if you don't think it applies to you.
Then come back to this lesson and continue.
Read all instruction in this Post about the Embroidery before beginning your work.
Line up the Daygown Front neck with the neck edge of the embroidery design. (in picture above)
I have my design pinned to a Fabric Board. An ironing board can work as well. Or, gently tape the design to the table so it will not move.
Place a piece of white computer paper under the page with the embroidery design on it. It will help make the design more visible. I did not have any problem seeing the design through my blue Satin Batiste fabric.
I am making my Daygown for a Boy Baby and although the embroidery design is elaborate, it is suitable for a boy. To make the Daygown less fancy, just leave off the hem embroidery.
I am measuring 6 3/4" above the hem for the right side of the hem design. I will measure the left side of the design too. I want to make sure the design is even on both sides of the daygown hem area.
The instructions for the Hem embroidery design tell you to place the lowest part of the embroidery design 6 3/4" above raw hem edge. It is important to measure for each side.
We will not embroider this lesson. Set the fabric aside after tracing embroidery design.
Now go back and transfer your Embroidery Design.
Then come back for the MAJOR part of this Lesson.
Question for Lesson Two - Where do you live? Which State if in the USA. Please post comment at the end of this Lesson on this Post.
It is raining this morning. Perfect sewing weather. It feels nice to just look out the window at the rain.
I down loaded some Joshua Bell music "Romance of the Violin" to listen to. Perfect music for Handmade Buttonholes!
Most of the old Baby Clothes were made by hand and even the old Baby Clothes that were made by machine had Handmade buttonholes in them. There was a practical reason for this. The sewing machines did not make pretty little button holes. Today our sewing machines can make lovely buttonholes. There is no shame in putting machine made buttonholes in your little Daygown. Having said that, I REALLY want you to stitch at least a couple by hand on a practice fabric. Your dress is not entirely made by hand if you use the machine for buttonholes.
Always stitch at least one buttonhole on the same fabric as your garment before stitching the buttonholes on your garment. Have the same layers of fabric for practice as you have on your garment. (two for this daygown)
Machine Stitched Buttonholes: Use a very light weight stabilizer under the fabric. I use plain old tissue paper. Use DMC #50, Mettler #60 Mettler Silk Finish #50 cotton thread (top and bobbin).
Sewing your Buttonhole will depend on your Sewing Machine and you will need to refer to your Machine manual or your local Sewing Machine Dealer. Usually the top tension is tightened , sometimes the machine does this automaticly.
Click Here For Handmade Buttonholes. Then come back here!
I was a little late this morning because I baked a cake for you!
It is my goal to get the Lesson up by 9 am on Friday!
Today, we are having homemade Chocolate cake and Pomegranet Green Tea. Using my Wedgewood "Romantic England" blue and white China. Yum!
And we can watch the birds play!
Romantic Birds too! I have a theme going here!
Thank you for coming!
Little Drops of Water
Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land.
Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Help to make earth happy,
Like the heaven above.
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