I’ve been sewing on and off though more off then on since I was a little girl but it wasn’t until Emily came along that I got serious about it. You see once I had a little girl I wanted her to have beautiful smocked dresses but I did not have the resources to buy them at the fancy boutique close to our house plus I knew that if I spent that much on a baby dress I’d be terrified the whole time she had it on. Instead I took a geometric smocking class at my local sewing store and fell in love. My first dress was not put together particularly well but I’ve gotten better and thankfully Emily will still wear smocked dresses. Hopefully, that will last for a while still even though I have to admit that my baby is growing up with every set of new pictures.
I started this dress in the spring and finished it a few weeks ago. The pattern did not call for smocking but I added a few rows at the top of the skirt. I really like to add just a bit of smocking to a pattern. We are both pleased with this one and I made the straps super long so hopefully it will fit for at least another year.
I also wanted to say that thankfully I’m feeling much better this week but my primary computer still does not have a functioning keyboard so while I read all of your posts this week I’m sorry that I haven’t commented. You all do great work though so big cyber hugs and cheers for everyone.
Fabric: 2 yards quilters cotton
Pattern: Olabethe Emily’s Camisole
Notions: Embroidery floss, buttons
First worn: To a friend’s party
Wear again: Already at least twice
Time to complete: Smocking takes a long time. The sewing probably took around 2 hours.