Here it is..my first attempt at smocking.I made the pleats by hand using the lines on the fabric as a guide.as you can see a little glitch seems to have happened at the upper left side.They just wouldn't open for some reason.Anyone help me figure out what happened there?I guess that it could be a problem with my cable stitch ..right?
I'll work on that later.
sorry about the dark photos..cloudy cloudy day today..And i usually dont touch my photos.(how does anyone have time for that?)
It was one of the best moments of my entire 21 year long life,(hey that is quite long)the moment i took out the gathering threads and the whole thing stretched and opened..well to me it was more like bloomed!!!(seriously,i thought it was the coolest thing that i have ever done.And i was giddy with joy for two days straight about that.)This should be made into a dress or maybe a bubble romper.........not decided yet..ideas?
And this one,i made last night.Silly me,i was hoping that it would stretch just as much as the one above did..And it didn't stretch much.i would have to use it was a middle panel for a dress or something..it doesn't stretch at all.(How could i have not known that?)
The diamonds are not very even either.This one i hadn't pleated real well.i think the pleats were a little too big,they were folding to a side and that made it kinda hard to keep the stitching even and neat.The technique that i used last night needs to be revised.
I think i would work some bullion roses in betweens and it wouldn't look too bad.what do you think?
these bullion roses were worked on a little sundress i made for my Angelittle.here on this the dress.
I owe you more pictures of the sewing I've done these past coupla months ,don't i..here are some..Another shirred little sundress.embellished with a fabric flower.Here is a close up of the flower.Ruffle butt diaper covers.I love ruffles!
also whipped up these lovelies a while back.Place mats.fusible fleece isn't available here,so i used an old fleece blanket instead.works doesn't it?i have used it for other projects too.aren't they just darling?(first patchwork experience.A good one!pat on the back! :o))
ps/this post three times more time it usually takes me to finish a post,because Angelittle was helping me.You know,reaching out to the keyboard and correcting mommy's typos,adding all the letters and signs that mommy missed.(Why she has to make a thunder storm in the meantime i don't understand.)
Long post eh?
awryty then,i'll be back later.Have a lot more of Angelittle's dresses you have to see.you see,it's totally mommy made!
Hope you are all having a groovy time too!