Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Smocked dress

I made a smocked dress for C for her baptism last year. She and P were baptized at the same time. This is a picture of her and mommy afterwards (waiting for the party to start). She looked like a princess in it. The faces are the most beautiful things in this picture, so I will show a picture of the dress by itself so you can see it.

C and Mom


The fabric was a shimmery organdy over a cotton lining; the sleeves were just the organdy and lace. The smocking was white on white in a trellis pattern with 3 little bullion roses at the bottom.
Smocked Dress

The roses should show up a little bit better in this picture. This was a Vogue pattern, and the detailing on it was beautiful; there are no unfinished seams on the inside or any fraying fabric. (Very unusual, for me, for a home-made garment.) It was also done in plenty of time, and fit beautifully. I enjoyed making it also, with the sewing machine set up on the dining room table, and walking to my easy chair for all the detailed hand-work.

detail

This is a picture of the family present at the grand occasion. We are missing the aunts and uncles from this picture. My father (also known as Opa) is a retired pastor, and he did the honors at the baptism.

P and C's baptism, 4 generations

This picture is: back row: DH, me, mom, and daddy holding C.
front row: Oma, Opa, and Meme holding P.

5 comments:

paulahewitt said...

Oh Jane - she is beautiful - and the dress isn't half bad either! what a great job you did

Marjorie said...

Every little girl deserves a princess dress!

verobirdie said...

You must be so proud of your family!
I can imagine myself doing the smocks, but certainly not a dress in organza, too much fraying. So I do admire this dress! Really beautiful.

Lelia said...

Oh Jane, what a fabulous dress!!! Luv the family pic, too : )

JLC Studio said...

Love it...but of course, I'm biased!