Monday, May 22, 2006

Smocked outfits










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

3 comments:

abeautifulcraft said...

Bear, these are all so stunning .. I can only imagine the amount of work that went into all pieces you made ... I can imagine your friend was so thrilled to bits.

MaryO said...

Oh, this makes me wish I were having a new grand-baby myself. These are wonderful, one and all, Bear! What patience it must take to do this work.

Ribbonwiz said...

Bear, What amazing work you have done here !...
Absolutly beautiful...
Your friend is so lucky to receive these..