Photos from 2012 at Sonia’s Baptism. She is 2 years old now.
The dress is made out of cotton sateen based on the same La Mia Boutique Pattern.
Sonia is wearing a traditional Romanian dress made by grandma with hand stitched embroidery.
A sewing, knitting, felting and crochet blog by Mirela Popovici
A dress for Sonia.
I’ve taken inspiration from the Romanian folks wear, the traditional stitches and colors found on blouses.
The pattern is a little smoked dress, also known as a bishop dress.
I debated doing the hand embroidery and smocking…vs machine made…this time, the machine won.
For anyone with a great embroidery machine, here are some more designs I wanted to try…could no longer launch my Windows virtual machines, where the PED Basic was installed…oh well will have to re-do it one day.
Fabric: white poplin
Fabric stabilizer: starch spray
Thread: regular sewing thread for the embroidery, no shiny stuff