Saturday, May 17, 2008

Saturday Smocking Update

Last week I shared that I have started two new smocking projects. The first is well under way. This is Summertime Pink:

I'm using Summertime Blue, from AS&E issue #66 for my dress pattern.

It's a gorgeous little halter dress shown in blue and white polka dot pique in the magazine. I think this dress is just adorable, but I decided to just use the pattern and use a different smocking design. The bullion daisies are lovely, but the thought of making all those bullion loops does not excite me. And even if it did, I can just imagine the Princess catching one on something and ripping a big 'ole hole in the front of the dress!

So for the smocking design, I chose One Fine Day, a cute little geometric from AS&E #72. You can see it in the photo above. This one also features bullion loop daisies, although smaller ones, sprinkled across the smocking. I haven't decided yet if I will make these as shown, or substitute cable rosettes or something else for them. I may not do any embroidery at all. I'll decide when I get the smocking completed. I am just enjoying working on this whenever the mood strikes me.


Anonymous said...

you are so fast! your smocking is beautiful- i can't wait to see the finished product!

marybee said...

oops, didn't mean to be anonymous! might as well add (while i'm here!) that i love all of your color choices. your princess must be the best dressed girl at school!

angie.a said...

This will be so cute ! I used a glittery daisy print for a version of this for Lu. Bullion loops and all. It's SO adorable. Sadly, she outgrew it. :( We were both so disappointed a couple of weeks ago when she went to put it on for Sunday School!! The bullions went fast actually. I should get it out and take a pic of it so you can see!