"Savannah Rose" Blanket
     2  1/8 yards pima cotton lawn (Spechler-Vogel)
     ( 5/8 yard 54" wide Bearissima II Swiss batiste for ruffle
 or ( 3/4 yard 45" wide fabric for ruffle
     7  3/4 yards lace edging #890 from Capitol Imports
     Mettler fine embroidery thread
     DMC Color Variations floss #4170
     DMC floss #341, #369, #3078

1.  Tear 2 pieces of pima lawn each  36 3/4" x 36 3/4", one for
     blanket and one for lining

2.  Trace "Savannah Rose" blanket design in one corner of the
     blanket using a water erasable pen.  Blanket seam allowances
     are 3/8".  Complete embroidery and rinse out markings.

3.  Cut ruffle strips 4 1/2" wide,
          5 strips each 54" long
     or  6 strips each 45" long

4.  French seam ruffle strips together.  Add lace edging to one
     long edge using a pin stitch or a machine zig zag stitch.  Run
     2 rows of lengthened machine stitches (at 1/4" and 1/2")
     along other long edge to gather ruffle.

5.  Place ruffle right sides together around edge of blanket and
     pull up gathering threads so ruffle matches blanket edges.
     Gathers should be evenly spaced around edge of blanket.
     Stitch ruffle in place using a 3/8" seam allowance.

6.  Place blanket lining right sides together to embroidered
     blanket piece with ruffle sandwiched in between.  Stitch on
     top of previous stitching line, leaving a 6" opening to turn
     blanket.  Turn blanket right side out through opening and
     and slip stitch opening to close.  Remove any gathering
     threads that are visible on ruffle.  Press well.

                     Order of Work for Embroidery:

1.  First do shadow work ribbon
       1 strand, #8 crewel needle
       DMC #341 blue

2.  stems & leaves
       1 strand, #10 sharp needle
       DMC #369 green

3.  bullion roses and buds
       2 strands, #8 milliners needle
       DMC Color Variations #4170

       rose center 7 wraps
       rose petals 11 wraps

     Using the Color Variations thread, chose the color you wish
     to use for the rose center and begin rose at that point.
     Petal colors will vary as you stitch outward from the center.

4.  french knot dots
       1 strand, 2 wraps
       #10 sharp needle
       DMC #3078 yellow


                          "Savannah Rose" Daygown

Pattern:  Baby Daygowns Book II, (front closing view with
     ruffle) by Nancy Coburn for Ginger Snaps Designs

Fabric:  Pima cotton lawn from Spechler-Vogel
     Gown ruffle is Bearissima Batiste II from Bear Threads
     in palest pink

Lace edging:  #890 from Capital Imports

Directions:  Daygown bodice fronts should be traced onto
     fabric, but not cut out.  Trace embroidery design onto
     fronts.  Complete the embroidery, then cut out the daygown
     fronts and continue with the construction.  Order of work
     for the embroidery is the same as for the blanket.

                      "Savannah Rose" Bonnet

Traditional pattern

Supplies:   1/4 yard pima lawn
     2" wide ruffle fabric, 45" to 54" long
     1  1/2 yards lace edging
     Mettler fine embroidery thread
     DMC Color Variations floss #4170
     DMC floss #341, #3078, #369
     3/4 yard of 1/4" satin ribbon (through back casing)
     1 yard of 5/8" satin ribbon (ties)

     Adjust bonnet pattern as desired.  Distance from one curved
edge to the other curved edge should equal the measurement
from one ear lobe to the other ear lobe on the child.  Depth of
bonnet from front to back may be adjusted by how tightly the
ribbon is drawn up in the back casing.

1.  Trace adjusted bonnet pattern on pima lawn.  Trace
     Savannah Rose bonnet embroidery design with water
     erasable pen on left and right side of bonnet at curved
     edges.  Complete embroidery, cut out bonnet and rinse out
     embroidery markings.

2.  Cut ruffle piece 2" wide and 45" to 54" long.  Attach lace
     to one long edge of ruffle using a pin stitch or a machine
     zig zag stitch.  Run 2 rows of lengthened machine stitching
     (at 1/8" and 3/8") along the other long edge of ruffle to
     gather.  Narrow hem the short ends of the ruffle.

3.  Place ruffle right sides together and raw edges even around
     3 sides of bonnet edge adjoining the curved edges, spacing
     gathers evenly.  Hemmed edges of ruffle should be placed
     7/8" from back casing edge of bonnet.  Stitch ruffle in
     place using a 1/4" seam allowance.  (See diagram)

4.  Place bonnet ribbon ties on top of ruffle as indicated on
     pattern and stitch in place.  (When bonnet is turned, ribbon
     ties will be underneath ruffle.)

5.  Place bonnet lining right sides together on embroidered
     bonnet piece with ruffle and bonnet ribbon ties sandwiched
     in between.  Stitch on top of previous stitching line.  Clip
     curved edges and turn right side out.  Remove any visible
     gathering threads from ruffle.  Press well.

6.  Serge or zig zag raw edges together at back casing edge.
     Press under 1/2" to wrong side along this edge.  Stitch
     along serged edge at 3/8" line and again at very edge of
     fold, forming casing.  Run 1/4" wide ribbon through casing
     and draw up to fit.  Tie in a bow.  Ribbon may be removed
     for ease in laundering.

                                 "Savannah Rose" Booties

Pattern:  "Smocked Toe Booties" by Diane Jensen

Fabric:  Pima cotton lawn from Spechler-Vogel

Lace:  #890 from Capitol Imports

Toe of bootie is embroidered rather than smocked.

Trace bootie toe (left and right) onto pima lawn.  Trace
     embroidery design on bootie toe with water erasable pen.
     Complete embroidery.  Cut out bootie toe.  Rinse out
     embroidery markings.  Complete booties according to
     pattern. (I made my own single fold bias tape.)


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