A summer top

topThe second UFO is now a wearable garment.  It’s about 9C outside – hence the big mommy-sized sweater!fp backRosebuds in the buttons for the fly-away back and adjustable straps.fp straps  Front strap embroidery – bullion rose and rosebuds; detached chain leaves and fly-stitch stems & calyx.IMG_0536

I also managed to quickly put together a new petticoat, since DD3’s outgrown the previous one.  I used a RTW tank, cut it off at what I thought was waist length (it’s stretched a bit since it’s been hanging around waiting for a nice day for photographs) and attached a four-tiered peasant skirt.  The bottom tier is about 6 yards in width.  I used remnants from previous petticoats for this one, so the top two layers are different weights of Egyptian cotton shirting, and the two bottom layers are Swiss broderie anglais, which I originally purchased because of the fabulous edging for the last now-too-small petticoat.   hem & shoesI finished the bottom with white satin ribbon.  And the Lelli Kelly’s are too small this year – a big disappointment in this house!petticoat

11 thoughts on “A summer top

    1. No – all the embroidery and gathering is by hand. The pleats are made with a smocking pleater and the embroidery picks up and holds the pleats in place. It’s one of my favourite fun things to do!

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