Monday, May 22, 2006
last year I promised a friend that I would make her a smocked dress. Being me I went overboard - as usual - and made a smocked Christening gown, matching petticote, bonnet and boots. I also found another pair of booties that I had finished embroidering but not made up and a knit fabric cap that I always thought of putting some embroidery on and so these were finished and and put into the parcel and sent on their way to my friend overseas - well it was sent just over a year after I began them.
The dress was a Country Bumpkin pattern and then I decided I disliked the pintucking and lace insertion and so pulled the yoke off and made a new yoke to fit the smocked insert and then I decided that some little flowers would be a good idea so there U go little flowers all over the front and the back of the yoke - then I decided that I had some really nice lace and I had metres and metres and metres of it and so I put that around the skirt and placed silk ribbon embroidery in between the laces.
I am sorry the piccies I have are not brilliant BUT I took them just before I went down the street to post the parcel - and I was on a time limit - Colin wanted to get down the street and back home to watch his favourite afternoon entertainment- I guess I took them at the last minute cos who knows I might have been tempted to change something else and really it did have to be posted sooner or later!!
love n hugs Bear xoxo