Sewing always gives me pleasure and for some reason it calms me and makes me think the world is a wonderful place.
Stroking and stashing fabric is another thing that gives me pleasure. I love looking at the beautiful designs on the fabrics and the lovely colours too.
When I used to sew dresses etc. for my daughter, Zoei, when she was little, there wasn't a lot of different prints, so adding lace, smocking, ribbon or pin tucks was a way to make the little outfits more pretty.
This dress I did pin tucks across the top yoke and along the bottom of the dress. I added ribbon to the ruffled capped sleeves and a bow on the front. The ribbon in the pic below looks black but it is red and the bow has long gone.
There is little apple buttons on the back….
She had pretty red ribbons in her hair and red sandals to match. She won the best dressed competition that was running at an event in the town we lived in way back then. Plus she won the competition of the Beautiful 2 year olds. I was so proud of my little girl *big grin* I am still proud of her today *more grins*
Another dress with smocking was made by my auntie and she is also my Godmother. She used to sew professionally many years ago and didn't need a pattern….just cut the fabric out and away she went…so clever!! She does that with knitting too.
Zoei was about 2 1/2 years old there
Close up of the dress…..
Zoei doesn't wear many dresses today…..I wonder if she is like her Mum and loves wearing jeans, pants, track pants or shorts the most. Now and again I will wear a dress or skirt….but only on very special occasions.
What’s your favourite thing you like to wear?
Have a great weekend and
Hugs to all…….