|Lettie and Polly in a Winter Wonderland|
|Lettie Lane's Skating Costume|
The greatest difficulty was in sandwiching this 1/2" thick, plush sheered beaver fur between cotton velveteen and Shantung silk to make the collar on Polly's coat. It took an entire day to get this collar made and sewn on. No amount of basting would prevent the silk from slipping up to the feed dog and doubling into the seam. It was so difficult that creating a second one at this stage is not something I look forward to. It was not for lack of patience that this difficulty occurred, but more a feature of three completely different fabrics at war with one another. And, here again, on both coats, was the tedious effort of covering button covers with velveteen. The fabric is simply too thick to make normal covered buttons with the Dritz button cover kits. But, I have a process down now, that works, so when I begin, I do them all at once a keep a rhythm going.
|A Back View|
|Gloves and elastic loops for the muff.|
|A Victorian Portrait|
|Polly Pratt's Christmas Caller|
Comfort and Joy!
Miss E. Mouse
|Painted Basket of Pointsettias|
|Little covered buttons on the cuffs.|
|Polly carries a tiny hand-made tree.|
|The Snow Queen|