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.

14 comments:

Sharon G. said...

YAY!! I knew you could do it :D

Meredith B. said...

Great job! She looks adorable! :-) You are the coolest and most creative mommy ever!!!!

Amanda A. said...

You rock!

Sara H. said...

Totally awesome!

Jane W. said...

you did a great job!!

Uncle George said...

That was great! I didn't get to tell Gracie (and you) on Sunday, but you did a great job!

Aunt Dawn said...

You did such a great job!

Jenny H.W. said...

Awesome my Mom use to make a lot of my lil dresses to I have an adorable picture of Janet and I in matching blue smocked dresses. I still have my blue dress and I use to put Whitney in it when she was 4 and it almost fits Abbie now. You will definitely have to keep this one for Gracie to be able to pass on to her daughter one day.

Kay said...

The smocking turned out wonderful!!! I just love it that you love this type of clothing... maybe you could bring it back.. say.... sell them I just know others would love this too.... :)

Aunt Sharon said...

Very nice!! You did a great job!!

Amy said...

WOW!!! great job! i really love it!

Mrs. Halpin said...

Wow! It looks terrific. Can't wait to see Gracie in it. I certainly have an amazing student ;-)

Garren said...

I'm so proud of you, sweetheart! I knew you could do it!

Rachael said...

IT CAME OUT BEAUTIFUL!!!