OFB Smocked Daygown Part 6: Fancy Hem just got FANCIER

Another HAPPY MONDAY to you! I had a wonderful weekend. I started and almost completed another small wholecloth project to honor the 9th President of the United States, President Harrison. I am hoping to show you some pictures in a couple of days.


Meanwhile – the fancy hem on my baby daygown just got fancier. I weaved a very thin double-faced satin ribbon through the lace beading, and this is how it is looking:

Compare the present look with the previous pictures:

Now, you know why I had embroidered my rosebuds pink:

A few tips that might be helpful to you if you weave the ribbon through the lace beading:

1. Use a large tapestry needle with a large eye to “thread” the ribbon for weaving

2. Always check to make sure the ribbon does not “turn” on you onto the other face as you weave – it will save you a lot of heartache especially if the ribbon will be sewn into the placket as in a front placket

I appreciate you all being involved with my daygown saga (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)!!! Like I had mentioned to some of you, garment construction is an uphill battle for me… I am hoping to be able to complete the front placket to show you in a couple of days. So stay tuned! I also have other news. But for now, I need to focus on finishing the background quilting on my Harrison project as I am on a deadline.

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Meanwhile, you still have a bit of time to leave a comment for my “Pieceful Garden” pillow giveaway!

9 thoughts on “OFB Smocked Daygown Part 6: Fancy Hem just got FANCIER

  1. Hi Wendy, I know your name now! :-o). Your work is as beautiful as ever! Thank you for the tips! When it comes to needlework I’m all thumbs! I’d like to start a needlepoint tapestry – they look straight forward enough. Maybe my thumbs will get coordinated? ;-o)

  2. I’ve llok through your blog and it’s oh so beautiful, and those table pictures my oh my can I go over for supper? They are so beautiful.. You are Martha no 2. I’m impressed. I must stayed there for 1 hour. Will be back and will put you in my blogroll. Thanks you for the beauty. Have a nice weekend.

  3. It’s really shaping up. I’m anxious to see the finished gown. If I was younger I would make a new gown for my Sugar Britches baby doll. I made the one she has on now. I thought it was pretty nice – until I saw the one you’re making. You inspire me in many ways. Thanks for sharing.

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