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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Crabby Short Set

I had the privilege of taking 2 days of excellent classes with Joy Welsh of Applique for Kids. She came to my Smocking Guild to teach 2 machine embroidery classes. The first day was a shadow work Wee size daygown which I will share soon. The second day was this adorable crab outfit!

The collars, cuffs, and pocket were stitched "in the hoop" of our embroidery machines. This is something I am very familiar with, but I have never done a whole outfit this way!

Here's a look at the collar and cuffs. They were stitched one-at-a-time and due to the size of the cuffs, Joy stitched those for me on her giant 7x11 hoops. The collars and pocket I did.

The pocket. All of the designs co-ordinate with the Fabric Finders' fabric we had for our shorts. Joy provided kits that were complete down to all the threads, buttons, and size label! Her written directions were amazing!! She gave us a huge packet with all the info we needed!

Here'e one of my collars stitching out...

and here are my pieces laid out as I made them.

I did something a little different for my shorts. I made a size 1 top and decided to do cuffed bubble shorts from my crab fabric. I also love the scalloped shorts that came with the design, but I love bloomers on little ones, so I made these.

This blue is a better picture than the one above it. Here is the finished outfit showing both pieces. I am thinking about making an additional top from red gingham with some smocking to make a mix-and-match set.
I had so much fun in the classes and it was a "joy" to meet Joy!!