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Sunday, February 3

Stitching For Downton Abby!

Pretty maline lace has been chosen for the front placket.  I will baste down the placket to make it ready for the lace. 

The last episode of Downton Abby had me on the edge of my seat.
What a relief when I saw Sybil holding her new baby girl......then...wait!!
NO!!!!!   A very sad end to the show!  I didn't like it one bit.  

Needless to say, I need easy  stitching for watching Downton Abby.

I have chosen pale ecru Fairy Fabric for my Daygown.  And pretty Maline Lace edging.
I will stitch down this placket by hand.
I'm getting ready for the French Handsewers Guild meeting tomorrow morning. Laura and I will be doing the program.  The first in a series of three programs.

I want to have one Daygown with the completed steps for tomorrows lesson.  And I have another to demo how to do each step.

I will end up with two pretty Daygown at the end of the program.  Nice!

We are making View 2 or 3 of Sweet and Simple Daygown.

This sleeve is finished in entredeux, baby Maline Beading and Lace Edging, with Silk Ribbon threaded through the beading.
For my Daygown, I will add Maline Baby Beading at Baby's wrist.  I like being able to adjust the fit at the sleeve.

I haven't decided which design will go on the front.
This one?
or...This one?

I often make these decisions as I go along!

I hope this Downton Abby has a little happiness in it.

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Miss Holly said...

How exquisite !!! I just adore handwork....
I too was so sad...and I already knew! A spoiler from the U.K. But still I cried my eyes out....

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

Beautiful daygowns.
The show was a bit melodramatic, wasn't it? I haven't seen last night's show yet, I record it then watch it later.

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