|Katy's Russian Smock Dress and Play Apron|
|Our Little Girl|
|Tipton Hunter's Illustration and Pattern Description|
|Seam Binded Pockets and Apron|
|Bunnies All Over!|
One of the challenges in laying out the design was that Frances attempted to make her apron look like real fabric with repeating patterns. This wasn't going to work since the images were slightly different and not quite the right scale. Also, the dancing tambourine bunny, who was my favorite, was positioned behind a bunny playing a yellow piano! What I did to compensate for this was cut out a piece of the walking bunny's violet skirt and add it to dancing bunny's in the iron-on stage.
|Original Fabric Scrap and Mini Prints|
|The First Attempt Without Heat and Bond Backing|
|Great Stuff! Try It!|
|New Shoes and Socks|
Katy even got a new pair of blue and white striped socks!
I'm really pleased with the way Pattern No. 4240 came out. I needed this boost after the trials I experienced with the Celtic Princess costume. Encouraged, I'm now working on the first of two Easter postcard outfits for Daisy. I also have a new wood and paper image doll house kit on the way from Jean Nordquist, and am chompin' at the bit to get started on it. Jean has a new furniture set of 50 pieces reproduced from McLoughlin antiques - and in three sizes! So I'll be making Katy her own little doll house (as well) to play with. This one is a 1/4 scale folding house, and the tiniest furniture will be clipped out and assembled for this. These kits give me a break and a chance to brush up on my miniature work skills. I'm so glad her husband, Ken, loves to work with wood since I've rather hung up that side of my craft. At least for the time being!
Miss E. Mouse
|Katy Curls' Russian Smock Dress and Play Apron|