This set coordinates with the “Slip into Something Sweet!” project in the Summer 2021 issue of Classic Sewing magazine.
There are a total of 23 designs in this set—15 neckline designs and 8 motif-only designs. The neckline designs include a scalloped cutwork edge. Each neckline design is either sized for a “baby” or for a “girl,” as distinguished in the design file names. The baby neckline designs are sized to fit a baby 9 to 18 months. The girl neckline designs should fit a girl 5 to 12 years old, or even possibly a teenager.
Most of the motif designs will fit in the 4×4 or smaller hoop. The neckline designs require a 5×7, 6×10, and 8×8 hoop. (The baby neckline designs measure between 3.28″ and 6.46″ wide by between 3.8″ and 5.01″ tall. The girl neckline designs measure between 6.54″ and 7.03″ wide by between 3.87″ and 6.72″ tall.)
This design set also comes with a PDF pattern for a baby slip. (NOTICE: If the baby slip pattern was not included with your designs, please re-download the Pretty Petticoats zip file from your account – it has been updated!) Instructions to complete the slip using the baby neckline designs are included. The same general instructions may be followed when using the girl neckline designs with a pattern of your own choosing—any girl’s slip, dress, or blouse pattern with a jewel neckline should do nicely.
Fabrics that are 100% cotton are recommended for these designs. The neckline designs work best with lightweight fabrics such as batiste, voile, handkerchief linen, lawn and organdy. Some sturdier fabrics—such as baby cord, dimity, twill, dobby weave, and seersucker—will also work for the neckline designs. The motif designs, on the other hand, will stitch out lovely on pretty much any weight of fabric! When using the neckline designs, you will also need a wash-away self-adhesive stabilizer such as THIS ONE.
Note! The two plain scalloped neckline designs can be used with other embroidery designs from your stash! The floral embroideries on the green striped dress are from the Wildflower Friends set. The scalloped edge pockets on both the green striped dress and the blue dress were made from Petite Scalloped Pocket designs.