Saturday, March 10, 2012

Finally Finished!

Used smocking instructions from a Facebook Challenge started in January. The pattern pieces are from AS&E issue 91, "The Little Bookworm". The fabric is from Hancock Fabrics. Smocking close-up was posted Feb. 20.

For the belt and collar; I used cotton sateen and made baby piping from pink batiste. I love putting a belt on dresses. Even though it's not a showy as a big bow, it's more comfy on a little princess' back.

And this tucked hem is the easiest thing in the world to do. Just fold hem up twice, iron, sew and boom; done! Easy peasy.
Well, now I'm off to finish some dresses started earlier last month. Just need buttons and button holes. And then of course, onto more smocking. How could you not guess.
Happy smocking everyone!

1 comment:

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

What a darling dress! I agree, a belt must be much more comfortable than a bow, even if is isn't as showy. We do need a closeup of the smocking.