Thursday, July 24, 2008

Making a dress for Peyton

I learned how to smock when my two daughters were little girls. Actually Natalie was in the 6th grade and she was probably too old to wear a smocked frock, but she was always more than happy to please her Mama! Sarah was only in the 4th grade, but she hated wearing dresses! So I had to wait patiently until I had granddaughters. Rianne, who is now 16, and Mackenzie who is now 14, had several of my smocked creations. Pinafores, bonnets, booties, I even made the boys smocked nighties. But as they all grew older there was no use for my obsession! Then along comes Peyton! I had actually forgotten about smocking until my daughter Sarah asked if I could make Peyton a sundress, duh! So I got out the old pleater and went to work!

Peyton and her Mama, my daughter Sarah.

Peyton strikes a pose!


fisheye said...

That dress is so sweet! My mom used to smock for me, but that is one type of handwork I've never learned. Maybe when I have a granddaughter :)

RunAliceRun said...

Love the dress -- you are one talented grandma!

Waterrose said...

Oh that is adorable! I've never tried smocking, but I know how involved it is.

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

That dress is gorgeous. It does look very involved. Peyton is a cutie. One day,when I become a grandmother, I hope to make sweet treats for my grandkids too!!!

ArtMind said...

What intricate work that must be! Amzingly cute girl too! :)