May 21, 2010

Jerry's Savannah

Jerry Roberts of Jackson, Mississippi created an exciting Savannah for her granddaughter, Mary Kennedy. 

Jerry lowered the yoke a bit (which helped the size 6 fit her size 7 MK), added some wonderful, twirley swirls of bias and adorable buttons.   Hmmm - should this pattern be available in larger sizes?

Jerry chose a pale lime green dotted baby wale pique and turquoise twill.  She cut bias strips for her swirls, ran them through her bias maker steaming the strips and her fingers :-) .  She used a template for her swirls and traced them onto her fabric.  She pinned her bias in place, then lifted the bias to use dots of fabric glue (Roxanne's Glue Baste) to hold the bias before stitching in place with a 4.0 dougle needle.  She added 3/8" bright pink buttons at the bottom of each loop to add some interest and a 3rd, accent color.  She plans to accessorize Mary Kennedy's total look with a bright pink hair bow.  How cute is that!

Here is what Jerry said about using the Savannah pattern...

"I thought the directions were very concise, well written, and easy to understand."

"I loved the way the back yoke encased the top edges of the ruffles on each side."

"I must say that I’ve NEVER had such wonderful results with a neck or arm binding as I did on this garment! YAY!!"

We loved Jerry's Savannah!  She has a style that is uniquely her own. Thanks for sharing this, Jerry!  

Jerry is also going to work her magic with our new  pattern - Ellis.  We can't wait to see what she does with it! 

Click here to see Savannah, Ellis and our other patterns.

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