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This week Project Run & Play has challenged it's designers, and those that 'sew along', as I do, to make something that showcases details. This project was made for a friend to give as a gift to a relative's new baby girl. The little outfit is full of details but smocking and/or embroidery and French lace are featured on each piece of this 5 piece outfit. The delicate, faerie lace on the bonnet, dress, and pant*ies is so airy and pretty. I had the lace in two sizes and used the widest piece on the bonnet. Can't you see a sweet little face framed in that lace?! It was so pretty to work with that I smiled each time I touched it, just imagining it on the little recipient!
I used the Smocked Baby Layette pattern by Old Fashioned Baby for the little dress and slip and an old Grace Knott pattern for the bonnet. The outfit is made in a 6 months (or so) size.
I designed the smocking design for the bonnet myself using two pink floss colors to echo the pink rosebuds in the dress fabric.
The smocking design is taken from Ray of Sunshine in issue #25 of Australian Smocking & Embroidery. The rosebud is my addition to the design to complement the fabric print.
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