Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Smocking & Stitching finished!

Hello to all! We are moved and settling quite well in a new state...a new city...our new home.
All is pretty much in their places, except in my sewing/quilting/crafting/art room. (Which I cannot wait to get organized).

Meanwhile, I would love to share a few photos of the little smocked apron-dress for our little grandbaby. She was the flower girl to our son's wedding at the beginning of this month.


I love, love, love the Australian Smocking & Embroidery magazines! And I am sad to hear that they will no longer be publishing them. Are there any of you, who have some of these magazines they would like to sell?

This particular pattern by Kathy Dykstra, was in Issue 88, that a dear friend shipped to me when they were in Australia.

It is a little different smocking that I did, since I couldn't seem to stop! lol   And I was sooo happy that this fit our little "bunny", since she does not live near us and I had to guess on her actual size.  And the pattern was for a bigger girl, but I was able to "cut down the size".  



This is all one piece; however, it looks like a layered apron over the ruffled underdress.

On my Smocked & Stitched post on my blog, I wrote and posted more photos of our little flower girl in action (She definitely is in constant motion :o)

And for the groomsmen, I also was able to finish bow ties and hand embroider their initials on them, so they could keep "track of them"...which I was also very happy that they fit! There were 8 groomsmen, but I sewed an extra one for our son.  He loves bow ties, but just to be a little different, he wore a dark navy on navy tie.

(clockwise...first top left: 3 of the 8 groomsmen; top right: our younger daughter Girly~Whirly & her hubby; one of his best men and our son the groom; three groomsmen before their speeches; our older daughter's hubby and our grandbaby with another groomsman).

Thank you Wendy and Dawn for this wonderful blog of Sew Its Finished! And thank you to all of you with your inspiring finishes! I hope to get to more piecing of some quilt tops...

Blessings & Aloha!



12 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh just lovely Maria!! The little one has grown way too quickly.

ShirleyC said...

I love anything Kathy creates! Do you buy the Sew Beautiful magazines? She's had quite a few creations in those too.

ShirleyC said...

Oops! I meant to comment and say the little dress is darling on your preccious granddaughter.

Marilyn said...

Such a beautiful dress on a gorgeous little girl. The bow ties look awesome too. If I happen to come across and of those magazines I will keep you in mind.

Quiltingranny said...

I have never tried smocking, but it came out beautiful on your little grand daughter. Love the bow ties!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! Thank you Marjorie and yes, she is growing sooo fast :o)
Shirley, Thank you so much! And thank you for letting me now about the other magazine.
Marilyn, I appreciate your sweet comment and please do keep me in mind for those magazines :o)
Quiltinggranny, Thank you for your kind remarks. I love smocking, like hand piecing and handquilting, they are all so fun to pack up and work on, wherever I am...doctor's office, on a road trip...

Susan said...

Lovely photos and a beautiful dress - we don't see a lot of dressmaking and smocking her so its lovely to see a change.

Natalie Santini said...

Gorgeous sewing!! Stunning.

Sandy Rowe said...

What a darling little dress AND what a cute granddaughter!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Adorable grandbaby and beautiful smocking!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Susan, Natalie, Sandy and Danette,
Thank you all for your sweet comments! Happy sewing to all! And way to go on your completed projects!
This blog is a great place to come and see what wonderful things are accomplished!

Blessings & Aloha!

Chris H said...

The dress is just ADORABLE... but not as adorable as your darling wee granddaughter.