This is dress #12 and although I don't *think* the 12 blocks were supposed to be a Dress of the Month sort of thing, this dress is definitely Christmasy.
There's no fancy stitching to give you a close-up of ... just the stitches that I've used all along .. a whipped backstitch, embellished here with French knots.
The pattern calls for a 3 x 4 grid with narrow sashing. A perfectly fine layout, to be sure, but I'm not overly enthusiastic about it.
|Garden Lattice sashing|
But ... I've *used* this sashing before and perhaps I'd like something similar but still different??
|"Spanish Tiles" by Deborah Peterson|
Or maybe an Attic Window format might look nice. I haven't done an Attic Window in a while.
BUT .. since I used an overly large piece of fabric to embroider on, I have quite a bit of background to play with. Another possibility is to put the dresses in an oval shape, rather than a rectangle.
Hmmm ... maybe I could find an ornate machine embroidery and put some fancy machine embroidery at the tops & bottoms of the ovals .. kind of like a Victorian picture frame.
There are lots of different possibilities open at this point and I'll need to ponder on the problem for a while. I'll put it on the back burner and let my subconscious work at it.
In the meantime, I need to find a new Forever Project! They sure don't make Forever Projects last as long as they used to! :-)