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My Daughter's Christmas Dress

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Children
Style Classic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Australian Smocking & Embroidery Magazine

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What materials did you use? Beads, polyester crepe fabric and polyester organza for the overlay.

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What are you most proud of? That I actually completed it! The polyester fabrics were very difficult to work with and I had to deviate from some standard smocking practices to finish it. It half of it was hand-gathered--very time consuming. There is a lot of hand work on this dress.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're smocking for the first time, use the traditional fabrics until you're used to the process.

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I am so impressed! It's gorgeous, and you must be very patient to have kept those 2 slippery layers under control so beautifully!

01/29/2013 Flag

Thank you, it was a stubborn challenge.

01/30/2013 Flag

Beautiful! My Mom made a smocked dress for me and I still remember it sooooo many years later - you are creating wonderful memories along with a lovely dress!

01/29/2013 Flag

Oh, thank you! That'll inspire me to try more dresses

01/30/2013 Flag

Lovely little dress! The smocking is simply stunning. This one is destined to become a family heirloom.

01/30/2013 Flag

You're so sweet, thank you!

01/30/2013 Flag

Your daughter's dress is beautiful. You can see the TLC that went into making this frock. Your wee one has excellent and very definitive taste. She is most fortunate to have a mommy who can think outside the box and accommodate her sense of style.

01/30/2013 Flag

Thank you, I appreciate your compliment!

01/27/2014 Flag

Lovely dress. I have never done smocking so I may well have a go at it now that I have seen how well your's turned out. Well done!

01/31/2013 Flag

Thank you! I hope you have a good time with it!

01/27/2014 Flag