Edwardian Bib and Booties Pattern – Digital Download
Lovely and sweet are these matching baby bib and booties. You will revel in the beauty and ease of making gorgeous cutwork buttonholed flowers while making this delightful set for your royal babe. This type of cutwork is quite easy and stitches up quickly. Italian cutwork was prevalent during the Edwardian years and is worked without an embroidery hoop. Usually worked in curved shapes with very few bars, this design is in keeping with tradition but adds a bit of English styling. Bars are worked in buttonhole stitch, which adds interest to the design. The gorgeous bib features rounded edges with a pointed front, edged in scallops. The bib is underlined with a linen soaker which is decoratively attached with the Point de Paris stitch. Silk ribbon ties the bib together at the back edge. The precious Mary Jane styled booties feature more cutwork daisies and leaves, eyelet berries, and chain stitched stems forming the basis of the motif. A lovely buttonhole scallop finishes all cut edges of the set.