As usual it is a wonderful issue just packed with eye candy. The cover is a embroidered needle case from Wendy Schoen.
I just took a 2 day class with Wendy at the SAGA convention. She told me she was thrilled that she made the cover. She deserves it!
There is also a pictorial by Maja Clayton of Maja's Heirlooms. And my friend Helen Lively has three dresses in this issue. Each one is just gorgeous!
In this issue I have a light weight denim jumper with a shaped smocked window. Inside the shaped window is my picture smocked "Cowboy Santa". The smocking plate can be found on page 63 of this issue.
The Jumper is a Martha Pullen A-line in a size 5.
Here are some construction photos I took while working on the outfit.
The jumper has a double ruffle. The lining was lengthened by 1 1/2 inches. One ruffle was sew to the jumper and another ruffle to the lining.
A dress with a hole in the middle of it.
Post script: I realized after posting this picture of the Cowboy Santa that this was the first version of what was in Santa's bag. I originally had a puppy looking out of the bag. I decided later that there were too many eyes looking at me. I replaced the puppy with wrapped gifts. Sorry for the confusion. ~j
I was so excited when Kathy B. told me they photographed the little model sitting on Santa's lap. Thanks Kathy! :-)