Monday, February 28, 2011

Faux Entredeaux

I looked through my laces, trims, and ribbons.
If I told you what I was looking for I'd be fibbin'.
How I was going to make two little frocks? I didn't know,
But, I needed to figure it out before I sat down to sew.

In my stash was vintage trim that would be just right.
I soaked it to get the yellow out, and to make it white.
Then, I looked and found some entredeaux
To edge this trim when I was ready to sew.

I'm making two dresses that will be the same, you see,
For Little Miss E and Little Miss B.
But there was only enough to trim one dress.
This was causing me to be in great distress.

The nearest store for buying entredeaux
Is over an hour away, and I didn't have time to go.
I found a long strip of batiste of white cotton.
I don't know when it had been gotten.

To make my own, I decided to try.
Otherwise, I'm afraid I would cry.
I used my wing needle and stitch 22
It isn't perfect, but I think it will do

So that these two little girls will be well dressed,
The fabric has been washed, dried, and pressed.
Now, in my head, a vision I can see
Of what the design for the dresses will be.

The pattern for the bodices and the sleeves
Have been cut out, and I'm pleased.
Tomorrow, I can actually sit down to sew
Using my new faux entredeaux!

Here side by side are the new and the old.
To say it is as good would really be bold.
But, I think it will work okay
To edge the trim that I found in my stash today!

Please forgive some of the really corny phrases, but I had trouble coming up with words that rhyme for this little ditty.
This is my second post for today.  I posted a photo of Lil'B that you may want to see.  It is soooooo cute!  I'm not partial or anything.


MyNorth said...

You sure are creative Julia, coming up with not only faux entredeaux but a poem about it!

Rachel said...

You write poetry, too?!?! You are amazingly talented. I never cease to be awed at all your talents.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

ha, ha great prose :-) And I love our new background. It looks so artistic!

Teri said...

Love the Ditty's and how clever!

Needled Mom said...

I wouldn't even try to write poetry. I know my limitations, I guess. You're too cute!

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