...with a frill upon it.
This bonnet is what I've been working on during February. It is for a contest at Adorable Heirlooms. The bonnet had to have an original smocking design, hand embroidery, and an Easter theme.
I started with a 1940s Simplicity pattern #2336. I wanted a scalloped brim and horseshoe crown. This pattern is size 6 months. I made a pleated panel for the center section.
The smocking has baby-wave diamonds, 3 large scallops, and 2 rows of waves at the back. I drew it on smocking graph paper to get the spacing right. It's 170 pleats. I added a woven satin ribbon between the middle rows of diamonds.
The embroidery has spider-web roses, bullion rosebuds, and lazy-daisy leaves. The roses are in 2 shades of pink, both darker than the background smocking.
The brim has a spider-web rose and leaves on each scallop. I piped the scallops on the brim and both sides of the smocked panel.
The bonnet is completely lined. I hand-stitched a gathered ruffle of French lace around the face. The ties are self-fabric.
Fabric: 100% cotton Swiss pique, pale pink
Smocking: original design in DMC floss
Pattern: Simplicity 2336, circa 1945
Size: 6 months
I will hear the results of the contest tomorrow and will let you know. I haven't seen any of the other entries yet, but I am looking forward to it!