Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Classic Children's Sewing at La Broderie Bayou Retreat

I've been neglecting my blog for the past six months, but not neglecting my work. It's time to play catch up and the best way to begin is where we left off.

La Broderie Bayou, usually held in Avery Island, Louisiana was held last June in my New Orleans studio. It was a huge success! The project, usually a hand-sewn embroidery item, was modified to feature machine sewing and classic European-style children's wear. Techniques included bound buttonhole, hidden placket pleats, piping, and some hand embroidery techniques. The project is entitled "Millifiori" and it features a dress and matching jacket in sizes 2-3-4-5-6-8.

Although I didn't take many photos of my participants, I did manage to snap a few of the completed project and some step-by-steps, which will be featured in another post.

The flowers were made using a custom die for my Accuquilt die cutting machine.
The little pockets feature a contrasting band embellished with hand embroidered cast-on flowers (tutorial to follow).
This classically styled Empire waist dress features keyhole sleeves, edged in piping, knife pleats, detached belt and hand stitched running stitching along edges.
Close-up view of the sleeve clearly shows the peek-a-boo opening and hand embroidered flowers (tutorial to follow) with running stitches along the piped edges. The sleeve is banded with tiny bias binding.

The coat features felt flower applique on lapel and hand embroidered flowers on the pocket. This fabric is lined pique from Fabric Finders.

This detachable belt is embellished with wool flower appliques.

Classic children's sewing at its best!


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