Friday, September 20, 2013

Flashback Friday - Picture Smocking

After the twins were born, I took some smocking classes.  I made several bishop type dresses and will show those on another flashback.  Today, I am focusing on Picture Smocking, I went crazy for that and did several of these.

My go-to pattern was Lauren by B&B Blueprints

Here are some pictures of the girls in a few of the jumpers




Now some close-ups of different picture smockings.  I need to go through all my scrapbook albums and see if I have pictures of the girls in anymore.







I made this one and the witch bear and pumpkin bear reversible with a fall quilting cotton.  I was just so clever back then!!







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  1. This truly was a flashback for me! I have 3 daughters who are now between 25 and 30 years old as well as 3 nieces who are similar ages. I kept them all in smocked dresses for years!

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    1. Thanks for sharing that memory, it is so fun to look back and remember all the smocking, isn't it?

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  2. I love these! I did some smocking back in the day, but I wish I had done a lot more. I really enjoyed it.

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    1. Thanks, Angela, it was quite addictive at the time. I hope there are some little granddaughters to smock for someday!

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  3. Such pretty dresses. I never did learn to do smocking but really admire those things you did.

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    1. Thanks, Donna, I really enjoyed learning how to do it and then making all those cute little dresses.

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  4. Darling outfits! I so admire those who do picture smocking and picked it up with ease. It took me forever to figure it out so I am impressed with what you've done here. Very nice work!

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    1. Thanks, Bunny. It was fun to look through the girls boxes and remember the dresses and occasions.

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  5. I wonder why we all smocked so much and stopped? I too started out smocking. I keep wondering why I don't do it anymore. I guess with so little time, we would rather sew for ourselves... but I miss it alot and pour over my Australian smocking and Embroidery magazines all the time. You did beautiful work!

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    1. I stopped because I had no one to smock for. Now someday there might be granddaughters!!

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  6. The teddy bear witch and pumpkin are my favorite!

    Little boys would like smocking too, I'm sure :-)

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    1. That is one of my favorites, too. I don't think the little guy's dad would like smocking.

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    2. I use to smock too. They are all so cute.

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