Lullaby, AS&E #76 »
InstructionsI didn't use the smocking pattern included in the magazine - I invented my own pattern of really basic stitches, since I haven't been smocking very long.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Cute, Traditional, Formal / Bridal
Bamboo Satin fabric, embroidery floss, press studs
What was your inspiration?
I made this while pregnant as a special occasion outfit.
What are you most proud of?
My daughter wore it to 3 weddings before she was 2 months old, and is still wearing it at 4 months - it has been so versatile - worn over a long-sleeve sleepy suit, with the bloomers from the pattern, with long pants, and with just a nappy, it still looks cute and is really soft and comfortable.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I really recommend the bamboo satin for embroidery - it's just delightful to work with. http://www.hempco.net.au/shop/Hemp-Textiles-Bedding/Hemp-Fabrics