Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Smocked and Stitched...flower girl dress and bow ties

Our little grandbaby girl (aka "Bunny"). She was so sweet in her little flower girl dress that I had sewn for her. (I am so glad that it fit, since I had to guess estimate and reduce the size provided in my Australian Smoking & Embroidery magazine).  This was Kathy Dykstra's beautiful design. 



 I had so much fun smocking this little apron style dress. ...so much fun, in fact, that I added more smocked rows that I created myself. And I changed the border a little too. :o)



 And I love the six layer ruffles that "peek" out from the back of the apron dress. With two layers of ruffles all around the bottom.

 She is checking out the little flower basket...which she loved! And smelling the beautiful blooms that were in her basket.

Little sweetie taking a little water break :o)


Here is a collage shown on my last post. These were groomsmen gifts...suspenders, engraved monogram pocket watches and the bowties sewn with their initials hand-embroidered on the neck part.


Our daughter (Girly~Whirly) was able to fly in a few days earlier, so she helped me finish one of the last of 9 total bow ties.  Again, another project that I was happy to see fit! Since we guessed estimated the actual bow tie sizes according to each neck size.


Here are some of the guys in their bow ties.  


 (photos by our daughter Girly~Whirly)

Our son loves bow ties too, but wore a dark navy on navy tie to be different as the groom. 


I am joining in with Jenny's Alphabe-thursday's "S"!

And joining in with Kim's Blog Hop Social!

And joining in with Amy's (& co-hosts Krista, Aniko & Laura's) Work It Wednesday Linky party! :o)

And joining in with Lindsay's Artsy Corner Link party!

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And this week's featured art was a request for a newborn...a little sweet princess named Camden.

The dogwood is her birth flower. And it is drawn entirely with her name CAMDEN. Additional calligraphy written beneath it is her first and middle name, written in the lettering style called: Harrington.



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29 comments:

Becky L. said...

Your little granddaughter in dress you made is adorable, dress too. Creative lady. I've not sewn in awhile. I need to get a quilt made but not sure it will be done by Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful smocking work and grand daughter is so adorable ~ Beautiful wedding photos ~ carol ^_^

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

You are so talented it is amazing! :) That little dress is exquisite and so is your granddaughter! : )

I had an aunt who could sew like that...she made her daughter's wedding dress with seed pearls, the whole bit. I am happy with myself if I master the simplest things, like envelope closure pillows and simple quilt blocks or very simple childs skirts and I stand in awe of people like you! :)

Leovi said...

Yes, some nice pictures, beautiful dress and very pretty girl! Greetings!

LV said...

Your little sweetie is just adorable. You really dressed her royally. I love the shot of her taking a water break. A wonderful family to be so proud of.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Oh she is SO adorable! You did such a good job on the dress -- the smocking is so pretty! It will certainly be a dress to keep forever! The guys look handsome in their bow ties too!

Karen S. said...

She is just adorable, and what a lovely dress, she looks like a little princess. Great photos of all, as well. What happy times!

Dominique Goh said...

Lovely dress and she is such a cutie pie

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Wonderful post! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful family!

Splendid Little Stars said...

stunning!
beautiful little girl in an amazing dress!
The bow ties are fabulous!
What a wonderful, happy time!

VBR said...

I love smocking on childrens' clothes. It isn't seen too much anymore, it is almost a lost art form. So glad to see yours here. Lovely little apron dress.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

She's so cute! What a sweet little cutie pie...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The dress you made is wonderful! I love the extra rows of smocking!

Jenny Short said...

Beautiful dress and adorable little granddaughter. She is lucky to have such a sweet, patient grandmother who has the time to sew in today's world. xo Jenny

Lola said...

Great, creative post - she's so cute!

Love the post – great pics!

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Pam said...

Such wonderful photos to treasure -you've done such exquisite sewing and your granddaughter looks so beautiful in her special dress -a very photogenic child!

Tracy Cook said...

how beautifull. How much would it cost to have my initias sketchet please ?

Sandra Tyler said...

Your granddaughter's just adorable! Love the one with the huge water bottle...

fredamans said...

Adorable!! And the dress is fantastic too!

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

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Pam Beers. said...

I can't sew on a button, so when I see work like this, I'm truly amazed. The dresses are just beautiful. I admire your talent.

Leovi said...

Yes! I really like the dogwood flower to Camden! Greetings!

Scudds Harrison said...

Beautiful photos and those dresses are very very beautiful. You are very talented :)

I hope you are having a grand weekend.
Thank you for visiting my blog last week.

All the best,
Scudds

Maggi said...

She is so precious!!!!

Stacia said...

Beautiful wedding ... what a sweet flower girl!!

Gattina said...

The little dress you made for the little princess is really adorable !

Jenny said...

This super-stylish dress is so sweet... The suspenders and bow-ties with the subtle hand-stitched initials are spectacular too!

I am always stunned at how well the drawings made entirely out of letters turn out... That is some really amazing handiwork!

Thanks for linking to the letter "S"!

Splendid job!

A+

EG CameraGirl said...

Bunny looks very sweet in her smocked dress! Your work is lovely!

Veronica Lee said...

Love those pics! She is adorable!

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