Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Little Blue Bird Dress

I started this blog to chronicle my embroidery lessons from the Wendy Schoen Embroidery Club for 2010. The first kit, the Shirley Temple Dress, arrived in early April, and I knew I would never have it finished in time for our trip to Colorado for our granddaughter's second birthday on April 21. So I rummaged through my stash of kits from when I was a member a few years ago and found a kit from 2007, Scalloped Yoke Baby Dress & Bonnet, or Little Blue Bird Dress. As always with Wendy's kits, the fabrics and threads are lovely. This one has blue and white baby lined cotton pique with all of the required embroidery threads. These are DMC Floss Color Variations and DMC Floche. This lesson is on shadow work, and Wendy has very specific instructions on how to work it including needle size, use of hoops, etc. If you follow her instructions carefully, your embroidery will be lovely.

The embroidered yoke is an overlay on the dress. I added the featherstitching all around the edge because I really like it. Wendy's instructions say to topstitch the yoke, but I think the featherstitching adds a bit more color.

The finished dress. Isn't it cute? Unfortunately, the kit is no longer available, but the pattern is. Wendy does not have the fabric, but it is available from Kari Mecca on her website, Kari Me Away.

And here is Bridget in her dress!


  1. Wow, Cynthia, nice job on the embroidery! What a sweet dress for such a sweet little girl! Love the blue!


  2. Hi Cynthia, your granddaughter is adorable! Great work and photos!! Terri

  3. Wow! What a lovely dress! You have done a great job! Your granddaughter Looks cute in this dress!


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