For the Love of Smocking

I have always loved smocked outfits. They really are a piece of art.  It took until a couple of months before Scarlett turned 1 for me to finally try my hand at it.  I took one class to get me started and I haven’t looked back since.  I had always put it in the too hard basket, although, of course, it wasn’t as hard as I had believed it to be!

I must admit that I haven’t made many outfits in the last couple of years.  I seem to get part way through an outfit, get interrupted (like having to cook dinner, house work, go to bed etc., etc.), put the outfit away (because of course I craft at the dining table) only to find that the recipient is too big for the outfit when I finally get back to trying to finish it.  So back it goes into my unfinished projects stash, potentially never seeing the light of day again.

Here is a sample of what I have made and actually finished!  I have more, but will have to sift through our photo’s that were pre-digital to find them.  Now if only I knew where I have stored them??

Tenneille wearing "Party Time" Aust. Embroidery & Smocking Issue No.63

Scarlett wearing an adaption of "First Love" Aust Smocking & Embroidery

Tenneille wearing an adaption of "Evangeline" Aust Smocking & Embroidery Issue No. 50

Jairah wearing an adaption of "Little Prince" from Australian Smocking & Embroidery Issue No.76

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