Sunday, April 05, 2009

At Last

I bought the fabric way last fall intending to make my granddaughter a dress. Now, at last, I'm beginning the process of making that dress. The fabric is the sweetest cotton, printed with a rather shabby chic pattern of faded roses in pink and lavender - perfect for spring. So last night I copied off the pattern pieces and cut the fabric.

This afternoon I assembled the pieces, pleated the fabric, and now it's being blocked.

In rummaging through my threads I found this skein of Gloriana silk that I think will complement the fabric perfectly.

I can't wait to get started smocking!

12 comments:

Mystie said...

Ilse is excited. :)

Suzanne said...

I am sure that your grand daughter will love this dress.

Annemarie said...

There's been some very hard work going on over at your place, Von! The dress looks very impressive. Your Grand Daughter will be over the moon, I'm sure :o)

mainely stitching said...

Wow, Von, that's going to be a real eye-popper when you've finished it!!!

Ronel said...

I can't wait to see your smocking! Lovely colours and fabric!

Patti said...

I am positive your granddaughter will love that dress and I love the color of the silk. Patti xxx

Cindy F. said...

OMG!! I can't wait to see the finish on this!!

lena-lou said...

I can't wait for you to start smocking , lovely colour choices :) Have fun

Carolyn NC said...

Looks great already!

Sonda in OR said...

That is going to look so pretty I can't wait to see it!

debijeanm said...

sigh.

Have I ever mentioned that I have a smocking pleater that I've never used? One of my someday dreams. Of course, the way boys run in my husband's family I'm doomed to grandsons. Bring 'em on. They might not mind wearing smocking. Y' never know.

Katrina said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous, and it's pleated so perfectly. Love the thread you chose too.