Saturday, November 26, 2011

Baby Challenge Dress


Didn't this dress turn out so sweet? I used it as therapy after our kitty passed away. Smocking and embroidery certainly do a great job of that. Well, anything we can do with our hands.


Dress is "Mignonette" from AS&E 89. I made a 6 mos. size. I used poly/cotton batiste from Hancock Fabrics. Smocking and embroidery is DMC floss. You'll notice that the bodice is a "T" and it was not so nice to put in. Should have done a little more handwork on that part.


Love the shadow work bows.


Here's a pic of the inside. I don't usually show a pic of that, but I thought it was a good idea to share that every once in a while. I've had a few people ask who I'm going to give it to, but I don't have any idea. Maybe it will just be something that goes in my stash of baby items. Haven't decided yet. The issue I got this dress out of is one of my faves. There is a great tutorial in it on crocheted lace edging. I have the next 2 days off work and a couple of other smocked dresses to work on. Sounds like a plan for fun, fun, fun to me! Happy smocking everyone!

3 comments:

sharine said...

So beautiful!

Mrs. Fzl said...

So sweet!!!

Kathryn Milner said...

Very pretty Jan.....it is such a lovely pattern! I live in Adelaide South Australia and have access to Country Bumpkin. Divine shop and the patterns are very inspiring. Your work is beautiful !