Thursday, September 11, 2008

Chapter 9 - The Accesories

Creating accessories for Emilie’s traveling dress has been quite fun. Along with the pink boots we received for Christmas, Kate made us a matching handbag. I have followed the directions in the book to complete the bonnet. I made a few artistic changes along the way. (Isn’t that the fun of it, making it your own?) The pink straw bonnet is a simple oval, with a row of silk piping before the finished edge of gathered straw. The ribbon ties run across the top and the floral decoration is old velvet flowers and some vintage leaves. The bonnet lining is tiny silk check. The bonnet needs something else as I am not yet satisfied and perhaps we need to visit the milliner one more time. Kathi

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