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This was the first smocked pattern I created.
InstructionsYou may use it, but you may NOT resale the pattern as I designed it myself, it did NOT come from a smocking plate. I took some closeups so you can see the stitchwork a little more easily and see the pattern.
Type of item: Clothing
Smocked material in pale pink small pearlized beads embroidery floss
What was your inspiration?
I had hoped to one day have a little girl. I went through 4 years of infertility and learned I had miscarried at one point (which I had suspected) based on my pathology report from my hysterectomy. I put this dress away unfinished. I had a home business making baby clothes, but just could not finish this dress. THEN we got new neighbors AND only a few weeks after they moved in, they had a little baby girl. I knew this dress was meant for her and so I finished it in time for it to be her FIRST EASTER DRESS!
What are you most proud of?
I am proud that someone's little girl was able to wear the dress and enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed. I personally created the pattern because no smocking plate pattern would suit me for what I had in mind. I loved the way it turned out and was so excited to be able to give it to my new neighbors for their precious gift from God!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take a class in smocking if it is available. There are also a couple good books on the market about Smocking A-Z or something like that and they will be VERY beneficial to you as you embark upon the craft of smocking. It is enjoyable but I find that I forget how to do it if I put it down too long, so I have to reteach myself everytime I pick up a smocking project. This is fairly new to me just because I have not completed very many smocked items.