by toogie ( edited 26 May 2014 ) 05 Jul 2013

Thought you may look at a few baby things-the newborn caps are My soon g-daughter & her cousin Ellie.Ellie's name is from heartstrings name library.The baby day gown, I hand smocked and embroideried.Here is a photo of it pleated,before I finished the stocking

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by blueeyedblonde 07 Jul 2013

great job!

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by sewilso 06 Jul 2013

it is so elegant!!!!

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by edithfarminer 06 Jul 2013

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.

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by kanny 06 Jul 2013

I love to make hand smocked dresses, yours is just gorgeous.

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by venetia 06 Jul 2013

A beautiful gown, well done.

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by bbalbanese 06 Jul 2013

This is lovely. Beautiful job on the smoking.

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by marianb 05 Jul 2013

Beautiful work..

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you very much.I like to do heirloom sewing,like lace insertion,pintucks,etc. on baby clothes or little dresses.

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by noah 05 Jul 2013

One word EXCELLENT!!!!!

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you Carolyn, but do you really like it?.....It's not purple-LOL

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by mysew1325 05 Jul 2013

beautiful... I have not smocked by hand in a number of years.. I still have my smocking pleater..

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Get it out girl! To be honest, I haven't smocked in 2 or 3 years, but I do enjoy it.

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by shirlener88 05 Jul 2013

Stunning work.

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Shirlene, thank you,it's what I like to do.

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by lenamae 05 Jul 2013

beautiful!!!!!
Lenamae

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you, Lenamae, I love baby things

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by buffy1 05 Jul 2013

beautiful! I also enjoy hand smocking!

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

I do too,buffy, just don't seem to have the time to do it, I guess because I enjoy other handiwork too-LOL

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by cfidl 05 Jul 2013

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!

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

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.

toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

You can see my pleater a little bit in the bottom photo. This just gives you the pleats to work on.

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by darenluan 05 Jul 2013

Delicate work for two sweeties. I don't know how to do that, but is beautiful!

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

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.

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by sbott54 05 Jul 2013

Stunningly beautiful and marvelous handwork. Thank you for sharing your beautiful outfit.

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

You are very welcome and thank you for your kind words.I have always enjoed making baby things.

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by highlandermom 05 Jul 2013

Toogie this is .....Adorable, outstanding beautiful work.

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you so much, it's something I love to make,baby clothes.

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by janiceguidroz 05 Jul 2013

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....

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

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...

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by jrob Moderator 05 Jul 2013

So beautiful and I love the tiny caps. ;)

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

thank you for all

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by karenjay 05 Jul 2013

beautiful - love those pintucks

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you, you must sew to recognize it

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by pldc 05 Jul 2013

this is indeed a treasured heirloom piece! a fantastic job Arlene, hugs Loralye

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you but I am not Arlene,( must be holly12 below.)But I do appreciate your comment-Toogie (or T)

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by holly12 05 Jul 2013

These are beautiful, you are so talented. Arlene

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you

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by tamtam 05 Jul 2013

Very, Very Nice!! Congratulations on the new & soon babies!! Hugs, Tammy

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you, Tammy

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by chefin 05 Jul 2013

very beautiful

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you

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by laffma1 05 Jul 2013

So beautiful, and hand stitched - this is surely going to be a new family heirloom. You've done a marvelous job. Such talent!!

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you very much,laffma,I try

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by oaro 05 Jul 2013

very nice

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thanks-oaro

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by jussyc 05 Jul 2013

Simply adorable toogie, hugs Jussy :)

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you,Jussy

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by mops Moderator 05 Jul 2013

Beautiful work, toogie, I love it!

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toogie by toogie 05 Jul 2013

Thank you,mops

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by toogie 05 Jul 2013

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

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cfidl by cfidl 05 Jul 2013

I called it smoking so I am glad we know what we are talking about!

bbalbanese by bbalbanese 06 Jul 2013

It is very Beautiful Well done.

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