Sunday, March 07, 2010
Mommy Makes A Dress
My first attempt ever at smocking and dress making came out pretty well if I do say so myself.
Actually I am thrilled that she is even wearing it! I have so little free time and even less energy and I just about tossed the whole project until Ruth decided to give me the kick in the b...I mean encouraging boost I needed.
I am hoping to make another one for her soon so I won't forget how I did it! I learned so much along the way, and I have an understanding of what to do better/different next time.
I am very thankful to Mrs. Halpin for taking the time to show me how to smock! I have wanted to learn for so long and made up my mind to figure it out now that finding smocked dresses for Gracie in her size is nearly impossible.
Oh, and not only did I find time to make a dress (it took 4-5 days), but I also found the left over material (and time) to make her a matching purse and hair bow. She looked so cute for church.