Smock plate from AS&E issue 34 "The Dream Fairies"
Dress pattern from Gail Doane's book "Sew Cute Couture"
I finished smocking the dress front about 4-5 months ago. It seems like the only time I get to sew is on my days off. I'm having such a nice time on vacation getting time to sew. I've been staying up late at night and sewing until 3 am. The fabric is from Hancock Fabrics. Not sure if it's available anymore. It's not at my store any longer. The print I used for the piping was some I had in my stash from another dress I made awhile ago.
Here's a back view. It's a larger dress than what I usually sew, a size 8. Now to let the new friend I'm making if for know that her granddaughter has a new princess dress.
This morning a friend of mine was having a garage sale and had put out LOADS of fabric she no longer wants. Well you're probably the same as me. Tell me about a garage sale with fabric and I'm there. I recognized many pieces from a few years ago that I think I probably cut for her. Some we now longer carry, but I just had to have.
I have another dress waiting to be sewn up. All the pattern pieces are now cut out. Hoping I will have another one to share with you all tomorrow!
Here's to many more dresses!
Happy smocking everyone.