I started sewing as a very young child and absolutely fell in love with the craft. As a young mother I made all of my own clothes as well as those for my four children. While my children were in ...
I started sewing as a very young child and absolutely fell in love with the craft. As a young mother I made all of my own clothes as well as those for my four children. While my children were in school, I also went to school and became a Licensed Professional Counselor. Later, in life I changed careers and became a computer programmer and then a webmaster.
It seems like sewing has been the great passion and comforter during my whole life. It has always been fun to learn or create something new. And it has carried me through the difficult times in my life.
Now that I am in the older phase of my life, I have started a new career designing doll clothes that fit the American Girl Doll. I love the old sewing crafts, such as smocking and heirloom sewing techniques. And I absolutely want everything I create to fit properly.
This dress was designed to feature a beautiful bodice that was smocked with beads. It is a simple smocking pattern that a beginning smocker can easily sew. It is a fun smocking pattern to play with using different beads and colors of floss. If you make the floss color is the same as the dress, the beads will show up but not the smocking. The pattern includes seven large pictures of different choices for colors of fabric, beads and floss.