Issue 130: La Petite Fleur Frock
Kits will be available after June 2

Issue 129: French Finery Spring Coat, Bonnet, & Purse

We've been deluged with requests for full kits and have re-ordered supplies.. Spechler Vogel cotton lined pique, Sheen Sateen, & Cashmere flannel arriving soon. DMC 50wt. Broder machine thread, skeins of green Floche ($10.00 ea.) required for machine feather stitching, & stabilizers (including difficult to locate Sol-u-Web & German interfacing) are still in stock.

Issue 124: La Petite Jardin Daygown

Full kit with pattern is $85.00; includes fabric, laces, needles, thread (for lacework), and stabilizers.

Issue 123: Dainty Heirloom Diaper Set

Full kit with pattern is $50.00; includes fabric, lace, elastic, needles, thread (for lacework), and stabilizers.

Issue 108: Stacked Success

Well the magazine has been out for less than a week and I've decided you loyal readers deserve some more info, plus a free smocking plate.  A list of the smocking plates featured in my article follows.  Since Strawberry Field is not in print, I'm including it below as my gift to you.  Apple Annie for Dolls may be purchased as an emailed file ($1.50 via Paypal or personal check only); please note that purchased files may not be shared or copied.

Photo Page 24: All Original Plates by Debbie Glenn
Royal check jumper- Love and Stitches #152 Toddler Time smocked with "Little red schoolhouse" included in pattern
Black micro check dress- Love and Stitches #559 Dolly Yoke Dress smocked with "Apple Annie" 
White pique bubble- Love and Stitches #52 Baby Basics ruffle added, smocked with "Cherries Jubilee"
Print jumper navy insert- Love and Stitches #255 Jazzy Jumper smocked with "Strawberry Fields"

Photo Page 25
1. "The Carrot Patch" by Creative Keepsakes
2. " " by Gwen Milner
3. "Berry Good" by Debbie Glenn, included in Love and Stitches #560 Pinafores & Pantalettes
4. "Strawberry Fields" by Debbie Glenn.  
5. "Apple Annie" by Debbie Glenn
6. "Cherry Tarts" by Debbie Glenn, included in Love and Stitches #151 Toddler Yoke Dresses
7. "Cherries Jubilee" by Debbie Glenn, Sew Beautiful Summer 1997
8. "Little Red Schoolhouse" by Debbie Glenn, included in Love and Stitches #152 Toddler Time
 

Strawberry Fields 2006 Debbie Glenn
Smocked design covers 186 pleats on 11 rows.  Strawberry vine requires 132 pleats, 27 pleats were left unsmocked on each end on
Love and Stitches #255 "Jazzy Jumper" model garment.  Use three strands of floss for borders, 4 strands for figures, 2 strands for vines.
Floss Colors
used DMC: 321,991, 3816, white, 743, 975

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(click here for larger printable version of the plate)

1. Back smock rows 2-10

 

2. Picot Borders

Upper border- to center begin 1 pleats to left of center valley on row 1 with an UP cable.
Cable to end of pleated piece using white floss.  Turn pleated piece upside down, complete cable row. 
Cable 3 (up, down, up) beginning 2 pleats to left of center valley on row 1-1/4. 
Skip 2 pleats, repeat working sets of 3 mirror image cables below cable row 1 as shown.

 

 Lower border - mirror image of upper border worked between row 10-3/4 and 11.

 

3. Strawberries

Large Left Berry- Count 28 pleats to left of center valley on row 8-1/2.   Cable 15 using red floss beginning with an up cable.  
Stack up to complete, noting color change at cap (2 strands light green, 2 strands dark green).  

 

Large Right Berry- Begin 10 pleats to right of center valley on row 8-1/2.  Cable 15, beginning with UP cable, using red floss;
complete as above.

 

Small Left Berry- Count 11 pleats to left of center valley on row 3-1/2.   Using red floss, cable 5 beginning with a DOWN cable.  
Stack down to complete noting color change to white for highlight.   Caps are 3 lazy daisies using 4 strands dark green floss.

 

Small Right Berry- Begin 7 pleats to right of center valley on row 4-1/4.   Cable 5 beginning with a down cable, stack down and
complete as above.

               

4. Flowers and Leaves

Left- Count 58 pleats to L of center valley on row 8-1/2.  Cable 9 using dark green floss, beginning with an UP cable. 
Stack up to complete, using white for petals, yellow for center.  Add 2 strand yellow straight stitches to center of each petal.

 

Right- Begin 49 pleats to right of center valley on row 8-1/2.  Cable 9, beginning with an Up cable, using green floss. 
Stack as above to complete.

 

5. Stems

Are a series of outline/stem and spool stitches (satin stitch over a single pleat) using 4 strands dark green floss.  
Work several straight stitches of decreasing length (5 on large berries; 3 on small berries) at end of each stem.  See graph for placement.

 

6. Vines

Work outline/stem stitch using 2 strand brown floss.  See graph for placement.

 

7. Details

Seeds are 2 strand single wrap white French knots, see graph for placement

 

Issue 107: Sweet Innocence
Please note Love and Stitches #51 "Circa 1930 Tucked Baby Frock" will not be available until Jan 2007 (see explanation issue 105). 
Kits will be available at that time.

 

Issue 105: Butterfly Kisses

Please note Butterfly Kisses Daygown should be listed as Love and Stitches #144, not #145 which is the "Precious Peeps Crib Set".  Currently Butterfly Kisses is only available in one size as a kit (white satin batiste, blue & pink silk ribbon, floche, beads, and full sized pattern infant 8 to 15 lbs. with instructions).  My pattern grader was working on additional sizes so it could be released as Love and Stitches pattern #144 in sizes 6mo-24 mo... but lost her home during Katrina and things are still behind schedule (a Fall 2006 release is expected).  I apologize for the confusion.  Cost for full kit is $45 including shipping.  Call (803-642-1852) or email (please include your full name, snail mail address -street number required with PO boxes, and VISA or MC credit card info including expiration date) to reserve your kit today.

Happy Stitching!
Debbie

Issue 98: Precious in Pink Layette
Each petite blush pink linen confection is trimmed with softly gathered French lace.  Dainty embroidered floral garlands add handmade charm and the classic look of yesterday to this precious layette. Whether you make these frilly feminine coordinates for a special little girl who’s already arrived or to be stored in grandmother’s hope chest in anticipation, some darling angel is sure to look absolutely precious in her pink layette!
  The article includes her new corded pin stitched lace technique, the scalloped yoke overlay can be found on the center pullout. Cost for the full kit as described below is $125 plus shipping.  Call (803-642-1852) or email (please include your full name, snail mail address -street number required with PO boxes, and VISA or MC credit card info including expiration date) to reserve your kit today.

Please note an error has been found on the scalloped yoke daygown overlay printed on the issue #98
Sew Beautiful pullout… somehow during transition from my hand drawn pattern to the computer drawing the scale was enlarged by 11%.  The printed overlay is therefore to long (9 5/16” vs the original 8 1/4").  You may use the original overlay which I have included in pattern #146, or you can reduce the pullout overlay to 88%.  I sincerely apologize for this error and thanks to the reader who brought it to my attention
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