Wednesday, August 25, 2010

turquoise bishop

When I first started smocking dresses for Charlotte, the pattern of choice was one designed by Ellen McCarn; a very traditional bishop pattern made to span over several years of growth in your child.

I know Charlotte will be reaching the age soon that she will not desire to wear a bishop. She will opt for the "older" girl look. But I knew there just had to be another bishop yet to be sewn for her before she crosses over into the land from little girl to big girl.

This summer while I sat under an umbrella by the pool, or traveled  in a car to visit my mother, pink floss was smocked on a turquoise bishop. Then five pink bullion roses were added in the center front.

And I knew I could count on my girl,  just as I thought, she loved it!


wayside wanderer said...

What beautiful colors and the little roses are the icing on the cake. I am very impressed with your talent. My favorite dresses for my girls were always those that had a bit of smocking, but they were always store bought.

My heart goes out to you and your mom and you are both in my prayers.

crochet lady said...

Oh that is so sweet. I would have loved to have such fun and fancy tops when I was a girl with so much loving care put into a garment for me by my mother. I remember my mom sewing me a few outfits and I loved them dearly.

GretchenJoanna said...

I admire your skill! Smocking is one art I've never even taken the time to put on the bottom of my list to learn. You are certainly creating heirlooms.

The dB family said...

You have such a beautiful gift. Whenever I see your work, it takes my breath away!

Love and prayers!

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