it is so elegant!!!!
The work is OUTSTANDING. Just beautiful. Learned smocking at school, hate to say how many years ago lol and loved it than. the mother will be thrilled to receive such a special present.
I love to make hand smocked dresses, yours is just gorgeous.
A beautiful gown, well done.
This is lovely. Beautiful job on the smoking.
Thank you very much.I like to do heirloom sewing,like lace insertion,pintucks,etc. on baby clothes or little dresses.
One word EXCELLENT!!!!!
Thank you Carolyn, but do you really like it?.....It's not purple-LOL
beautiful... I have not smocked by hand in a number of years.. I still have my smocking pleater..
Get it out girl! To be honest, I haven't smocked in 2 or 3 years, but I do enjoy it.
Shirlene, thank you,it's what I like to do.
Thank you, Lenamae, I love baby things
beautiful! I also enjoy hand smocking!
I do too,buffy, just don't seem to have the time to do it, I guess because I enjoy other handiwork too-LOL
Your hand smoking looks better than mine. Did you machine or hand stitch your rows? I have not done the stitching yet, now I see yours I think I can move forward. Thanks for sharing all the pics, especially the last one!
I pleated it with my pleater, this just makes the pleats, for me to smock on.The pleater threads are the black threads in the last photo, at bottom photo.Then I hand smock the cables,at the neck edge & diamond shape designs.Then hand emb the flower.Then of course, I sew it all together to make dress.
You can see my pleater a little bit in the bottom photo. This just gives you the pleats to work on.
Delicate work for two sweeties. I don't know how to do that, but is beautiful!
Thank you.You can learn as I did, just read instructions on how to smock.I have heard it said, you're never too old to learn.
Stunningly beautiful and marvelous handwork. Thank you for sharing your beautiful outfit.
You are very welcome and thank you for your kind words.I have always enjoed making baby things.
Toogie this is .....Adorable, outstanding beautiful work.
Thank you so much, it's something I love to make,baby clothes.
Your work is beautiful!!!! What a special gift ! Makes me want to start smocking again! But, I am now doing a counted cross stitch bride! and it is beaded which I love! I just want to do it all!! lol Not enough time....
I know what you mean.I haven't done cross stitch in a long time,I recently crocheted an edge to a white blanket, I made the baby to be.I like to do different things, too, and also there's not enough time...
So beautiful and I love the tiny caps. ;)
thank you for all
beautiful - love those pintucks
Thank you, you must sew to recognize it
this is indeed a treasured heirloom piece! a fantastic job Arlene, hugs Loralye
Thank you but I am not Arlene,( must be holly12 below.)But I do appreciate your comment-Toogie (or T)
These are beautiful, you are so talented. Arlene
Very, Very Nice!! Congratulations on the new & soon babies!! Hugs, Tammy
Thank you, Tammy
So beautiful, and hand stitched - this is surely going to be a new family heirloom. You've done a marvelous job. Such talent!!
Thank you very much,laffma,I try
Simply adorable toogie, hugs Jussy :)
Beautiful work, toogie, I love it!
Before I finished the smocking, not stocking.sorry. Hope you all like.The sleeves are long sleeved and the gown is long. It should fit a newborn.-Toogie
I called it smoking so I am glad we know what we are talking about!
It is very Beautiful Well done.