|Winter Rose Smocked Coat|
The authentic vintage lines really stand out on this children's garment, and Laurie worked a geometric smocking design in ecru with pink cast-on roses below the round yoke and embroidered a chevron blanket stitch around the collar and cuffs to recreate the jacket for today's little one.
Below, peek inside Martha's Attic and read what she has to say about the original coat as we take a closer look at this timeless design:
|Babette: A Capitol Silk Coat|
The little jewel is not in the best condition; the silk is stained in several areas, and the smocking is starting to come out. However, hand smocked pieces are very hard to come by, so I overlooked its flaws. The style is a round yoke; the yoke is self-piped. Just under the corded yoke are three rows of cables smocked completely around the coat very loosely, as the coat is not particularly full. Every 2-3/4 inches, between the first and third rows of smocking, is a three-step wave, leaving a little space into which a small lazy daisy flower has been stitched. This creates a little "puffiness" in the smocked section, which is very pretty.
|Martha discovered this coat during a teaching trip in Lebanon, Ohio.|
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Sew On, Sew Well, Sew Beautiful,
Cyndi and Amelia