Speaking of pink - one of the reasons I am journaling on this particular garment is that I am participating in a Pink Giveaway at a fellow-bloggers blog! She is offering an "I MUST have it" giveaway, so in order to increase my chances, I am blogging about my favorite pink project. I think you probably should stroll on over to her blog, after you are done here, and see what her awesome pink give-away is, not to mention all the other gorgeous things she makes! So, with that said, back to my preciously sweet, pink diaper set! Here's another picture of it:Debbie taught several techniques on this particular set - one technique that I REALLY struggled with for years, is the shell edge.
The shell stitch on this diaper shirt is machine stitched, rather than hand-stitched. My hand-stitched shell edging leaves MUCH to be desired - I need a load of practice on it! Another fellow-blogger has excellent instructions on the hand-shelled hem, and I am going to really study her instructions and try to perfect my skills - thank you Jeannie for posting those! Anyway, I was thrilled when I finally learned how to communicate properly with my Bernina Artista 200 and successfully stitch the shell edge!
Another technique that Debbie taught on this diaper shirt, was magic whipped release tucks, which you can see on the front center of the diaper shirt.
This is a very neat technique and I LOVED learning it! It's a bit difficult to explain, but basically it involves threading your sewing machine backwards, from the bobbin, rather than from the top spool of thread. It creates a single continuous thread that keeps the bottom of your tuck from coming unstitched. I will have to blog about this technique sometime and show you how it's done - it's a VERY neat technique!
Another technique we learned was corded pin stitched lace scallops and how to perfectly pivot the pin-stitching on the points of the scalloped edge. Don't you just LOVE the hem of this diaper shirt?
This is probably my favorite pink project I have ever made and I'm so glad that Martha's Pink giveaway at Southern Matriarch inspired me to share it with you!
Ok, guess what I am doing on Saturday?!?! I am attending a SAGA (Smocking Arts Guild of America) class with Cindy Foose! I will take pics and journal about it next week! :)
Hey, did you notice I am at 99 followers? I just need 1 more follower and I will have a giveaway! :)