I posted my preview of my first hand-smocked dress a few weeks ago, and I’m happy to say it’s finally finished (and photographed)!
Pardon my model, at first she wasn’t in the mood for a photo shoot.
I used a mid-weight [...]
With two little ones now, the amount of time at my machine has drastically reduced. Thankfully, smocking is done by hand. This is a project you can do sitting on the porch, or in the living room, or by the pool. It does take a good amount of time, but the fact that it’s portable [...]
September is national sewing month, and as a tribute, Elsie Marley hosts a week long sewing challenge to promote handmade children’s clothing. The challenge is to sew for one hour every day for seven days. She calls it “Kids Clothing Week Challenge.” Since this is the Handmade Baby Clothes [...]
When I think of handmade baby clothes, I think of smocking. Perhaps I should say, when I think of handmade infant girl clothes, I think of smocking. I have always been in love with smocked dresses. Maybe it’s because I live in the south and there seems to be that ‘southern belle’ look to the [...]
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