“Hip” Smocked Summer Outfit

This is a follow-up to my lavender smocked angel-sleeve bishop:

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It is now finished, MANY MANY MANY thanks to my friend Annelle. You see, I am a total klutz when it comes to heirloom sewing. I was putting on the bias band around the neck, but ended up messing up big time! That was around midnight… I went to bed feeling really discouraged.

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I called Annelle the next day and poured out my woes to her over the phone. Always a good sport, and the most selfless person I know — she told me to bring the botched up dress to her to fix it! If there’s a person who could fix my dress, it would be Annelle (although in my despondent state the night before, I doubted even Annelle could fix what I had disastrously done)…

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Guess what? Fixed it she did!!!! She also graciously finished it for me since I was running out of time.  It looks absolutely perfect! I hadn’t had enough fabric in the first place to do a full-length bishop. Instead, I made a bishop top to go with pants. It gives a more informal look — in fact, it looks quite hip, if I may say so myself! :)  Perfect for a summer outing!

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Thanks for popping by.  If you noticed that I have been tardy in visiting you back, it’s because I have been visiting with family.  I will still be visiting with family for the next couple of days.  But I will get to each of your comment when I am back to my routine.

13 thoughts on ““Hip” Smocked Summer Outfit

  1. I forgot to tell you that the neck band would be the most challenging part. Your English Smocking is exquisite and the precision of your stitches is impressive. Congratulations on finishing such a lovely treasure. I look forward to seeing photos of your little angel wearing it.

  2. Wow! I have two vintage smocked dresses and wondered if it were something I could do…or would I do it? Your’s is darling and will be a treasure for years to come.

  3. Oh my gosh – that is absolutely beautiful! I can’t stop looking at it! I love smocking, but have always been a real chicken to try it. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

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