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Square Neck Smock
|Pattern: Margo Anderson's Tudor Lady's Wardrobe||I used machine embroidery on the facing and attached it to the neck opening|
I have 6 bands of embroidery made by machine and gifted to me. I made a facing of 3 bands for the neckline of this Smock.
All pieces have been cut out and the gores have been attached to the sides of the body
Materials: 3 yds 21" 100% lightweight linen
Used: 2 yds and a bit.
This is comforatble does not have a huge amount of fabric under the arms, love the sleeves and the neckline!
Spent all day working on the cuffs as I had to cut one sleeve shorter, cut new size cuffs (longer and thiner) added a black edge to the cuff ruffle and sewed it all together.
Now only finish the Seam Allowances inside and hem (which needs a little patch), Oh Yes and some hook & eyes for the cuffs.
Cuff with black embroidery edge
So I didn't like the ruff edge treatment and pulled out the threads today.
I'm sewing a rolled hem to finish the edge,
then I'm going to sew down a thread of DMC black to match the images we see in portraits.
The final results are not perfect. I expect that a thicker thread would have been better and sometime there was a plait used.
|This is what the cuff looked like before. The threads are holding down the folded over edge. I was not happy with this however.|
|I pulled out all the threads and then sewed the edge with the rolled edge.|
|Here is the results from the change.|
|Not perfect but better.|