Tuesday, October 13, 2009

French Heirloom Style Pillow

I made this darling pillow using the french heirloom sewing technique. It is a very intense style of sewing using many steps, the results are beautiful.It is used in clothing and home decorating, I used it on the night gown in the other post.The pillow is made from 100 % cotton. I did the embroidery, pink daises and green leaves on the front, and a feather stitch for detail on the back.
A better view of the hand embroidery. Notice the ruching going down the center, it is one of my favorite details. The lace in the side panels is entre-deux, it is the cause of the intensity of the sewing style. The entre-deux is from my vintage lace collection. I also trimmed the edge of the ruffle with lace from my collection.

Here you can see the back detail the pink feather stitch is such a good finishing touch, as are the vintage green buttons, also from my collection of vintage sewing items.
The pillow measures 11" by 9" with a 2 1/4" ruffle.
$21.95 for the pillow
$5.75 shipping
I know that seems like a lot for shipping, I just sent one and the shipping was $8.79.
I am will to make up the difference.