Sublime Simplicity – Next Project

sublime simplicity - susie gay jan/feb SB 2013

I know right??….what’s NOT to love about this darling little dress.  It had me at hello.  It was designed by Susie Gay from BerryHill Heirlooms using her ‘Basic Yoke Baby Ensemble‘ pattern.  The project was published in the Jan/Feb issue of Sew Beautiful magazine. As much as I love SB magazine, I’m not thrilled that they don’t include the patterns for all of  their featured projects; instead you usually have to buy the patterns from the designer – many of whom don’t sell outside the USA and/or Canada.  The best ever magazine for providing patterns for every project was Australian Smocking and Embroidery…may it RIP.

The embroidery is DIVINE…

 hemstitch and embroidery close up - Sew Beautiful Jan/Feb 2013

close up bodice & bonnet SB jan/feb 2013
sleeve detail - SB jan/feb 2013

I had a few vintage patterns in my baby layette sewing pattern collection that were suitable; i eventually chose McCall’s 2395

pattern full view

 view A

pattern view A

I’ve started preparing: the white linen i chose has been washed and ironed and the skirt pieces have been cut and the threads have been pulled ready for the hemstitching.  The vintage pattern has been traced and cut out – I’m on a roll kids; yes I am.

Tomorrow is a treat day; i’m having coffee with my heirloom stitching/sewing friend Kate and we’ll be sharing what we’ve made, what we’re trying to make, what sewing stuff we bought etc over the last few months or so.  Kate writes a stitching/sewing blog too; it’s called Stitching Bliss.

Readers, do yourself a favour: grab a coffee or cup of tea and enjoy her stitching adventures 🙂

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