Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blue Gingham Robe is Finished!

When we last left the Blue Gingham Robe project, I was contemplating smocking the skirt where it meets the bodice. Unfortunately, the skirt just isn't full enough to be able to pull the smocking stitches even moderately tightly. This is how it looks, UGH! So out it went.

The completed robe! To make the bodice look just a bit more finished, I added some of the Swiss embroidery to it, by cutting off the batiste and topstitching right through the entredeux.

Love those buttons! They really aren't sewn on that wonky, they just twisted a bit when I buttoned the robe. I'm so glad this is finished with summer on the way.

Next up: a shirt for my son, and guess which color! Right you are, it will be blue. We are also starting a nightgown project in our SAGA chapter, and I want to figure out how to incorporate some of the blue gingham into it. I would also like to get the Celtic Hearts Blanket out, but the temps are in the high 90s all week and just the thought of handling wool makes me reach for the iced tea. This is our second heat wave already in May. I hope the rest of the summer won't be like this.


  1. It doesn't even have to get that hot for me to lose interest in stitching with wool! Do we hope you have a mild summer, then?

  2. That is too bad about the smocking, but it turned out great nevertheless! It will be nice and light for summer.

    In the Bay Area we used to get cooler weather in June and July when the fog started rolling in. Will you get that in your area?

  3. You'll be comfortable and cool no matter how hot it gets this summer, thanks to this pretty robe.


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