This bonnet is so simple, but so sweet! Construction incorporates the basics of heirloom sewing by machine: joining lengths of lace and Swiss entredeux insertion with a tiny zig zag stitch. A ruffle of wide Swiss edging, rolled and whipped to the fancy band, frames the baby's face. A narrow piece of Swiss Nelona is rolled and whipped to the back. It is then gathered with ribbon run through a narrow casing.
Debbie Glenn is a designer, author, and teacher who specializes in fine machine and heirloom sewing, recreating handwork by machine, plus appliqué and smocking. Debbie wrote about this bonnet: “It will become a cherished keepsake reminding mother of those fleeting moments when baby was oh so small! This confection of Irish linen” lined with soft Japanese lawn is Debbie’s interpretation of a circa 1880’s bonnet found in London at the Portobello Road Antiques Market.” #bonnet #baby #sewing