I have had crochet edging on the mind. Next week I am scheduled to teach our smocking guild all the ins and outs of crochet edging....and I'm trying to be prepared. So in keeping with my norm of always trying to be ready....I decided the other day to make another sample garment. The pattern I used was Baby Polly, designed by Paige of Pintucks and Pettiecoats. This is similar to her Polly pattern but contains smaller sizes (6 mos.-24 mos.) and cute little bloomers! And who doesn't want their little girl wearing precious little bloomers I ask??
Anyway, I sorted through my leftover fabric scraps and found enough to make this sweet pattern in the 6 mos. size. Now...I must add that I can never make a pattern the way it is written. I always seem to make a few changes and this one was no different...even though Paige is my friend. And really...I only made these changes to save myself some time.
Ok...on to the changes. 1. I did not make the tucks...I LOVE tucks...but I wanted this to be finished before my smocking guild meeting. 2. I lined the top because, well, just see #1. 3. I did not add the adorable bias loopy trim because I wanted to add this fantastic crocheted trim. My girls call it crocheted lace. Who can argue with them?
I did not even make the four bias loops for the button loops....but rather I just incorporated button loops into the crocheted trim. And then I dug through my box of mother of pearl buttons for the four smallest shank buttons I could find. Perfect!
So...all of that to say...I have another sample garment to take to the meeting next week. And...best of all....I love it!!!! And this is another example of how wonderful Paige's patterns are. I was able to change a few things about it.....and it still provides an excellent canvas for creative expression...not to mention a sweet crocheted edging! (And for anyone interested, I used 10 wt. crochet thread and a size 5 crochet hook for all the crocheted trim. I should mention the Baby Polly pattern does not contain the information for the crochet edgings.)
So I thought I would also include a couple of sample garments Paige made with the Baby Polly pattern. On the top and bloomers above she made the precious tucks and the bias loopy trim....she is so much more patient than I am!!! And she has such a great ability to coordinate colors! Don't you think?
And on this precious dress she has added the tiny little tucks at the neckline as well as at the hemline. She does such beautiful work. You could also substitute the scalloped piping for the loopy trim. Just another thought....see I told you I can always manage to change things around.
So...let's have a giveaway shall we? Paige has generously given me a Baby Polly pattern to share with one of you wonderful and loyal readers! All you have to do is leave me a comment in the comment section. Any comment will do...as long as it is friendly. If you do not have a Blogger account...then you can send me an email. My email address is located on the right side of my blog page. I will draw a name out on Wednesday evening around 9 pm. Have a great day everyone!!