by parkermom 27d ago

Here is the seersucker smockfrock on my granddaughter. She just turned three and this is the large size dress. I originally thought it was too short, but the more I look at the photo, the more I like the length. Wouldn't this be cute with white or blue long-legged shorts. My photo is too light, but you can see the essence of the dress.


by jrob Moderator 20d ago

Look at this cutie!

by SUEF 23d ago

Beautiful little Lady! You made her such a beautiful dress. Also looks like it would be easy to slip over a swimsuit with the shoulder buttons. I had never seen anything like it that could be done by an embroidery machine.

by pennyhal2 23d ago

That a wonderful photo or her in her dress! Does she think it is too short? I like it short! My grandmother made me a crocheted dress when I was little. Every year she would and another row to it to make it longer until my chest got too big. I loved that dress.

by kustomkuddle 26d ago

She looks so happy with her new dress! Great job!

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parkermom by parkermom 26d ago

Thank you. Right after this photo, she she figured out how to unsnap the shoulders and went streaking off through the house!

by toogie 27d ago

Beautiful child and dress. Maybe you could add a band, at the bottom of dress to lengthen and a piping where it meets, between the band and dress.

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parkermom by parkermom 26d ago

Thank you for those kind words. That's a good idea about lengthening it. I always forget about how good piping looks.

by dragonflyer 27d ago

Both are adorable! You could always add a ruffle if you think it is a bit short....

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parkermom by parkermom 26d ago

Thanks. I was wondering about eyelet lace, or maybe even an insertion of lace to make it longer.

by pennifold 27d ago

Great job Jenny, the dress is gorgeous and so is your granddaughter. I too love her hair. Love Chris

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parkermom by parkermom 26d ago

Thank you. She keeps me on my toes for sure. Her mother (and me too before the gray set in) also has red hair but not as curly. There is nothing like grandma love!

by 02kar Moderator 27d ago

Sweet! Both your granddaughter and the dress are beautiful. Shorts would be cute with it too.

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parkermom by parkermom 26d ago

Thank you. It was easy to make. Even making sure the pleats lined up with the stripes was easy.

by sdrise 27d ago

I think it is just right for a young lady... IF she grows you can add a lace edging or some gathered material ruffle... SO adorable!!

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parkermom by parkermom 26d ago

Thank you. She likes to wear dresses to church. I'm planning on making more of these for her. They are so easy.

by babash 27d ago

Looks good to me. If she has a growth spout in height you could always put lace on hemline.

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parkermom by parkermom 26d ago

Thanks. Seems like she is always on a growth spurt! Her mom is almost 6' tall, so I'm happy to see her grow taller.

by crafter2243 Moderator 27d ago

Thank you for posting the picture. This gives me a guideline for the 2 I plan on making. I think the length is just fine. Great job.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 27d ago

P.S. Love that hair.

parkermom by parkermom 26d ago

Thanks. She is tall for her age. And I added about a half inch on each side so she'd have wiggle room, but she didn't need it at all.