Completed: Pumpkin Patch Smocked Bishop

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This is how the “pumpkin patch” smocked bishop looks upon completion! It turned out very very fall-ish. I am in love with it:

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The colors used are DMC 951, 922, 3826. Smocking plate is from Australian Smocking & Embroidery Issue 47 (original project: Baby Blue). Fabric is peach satin batiste. This fabric has a very fine feel, and better yet, it has a slight sheen that adds to the beauty of the dress!

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Besides the smocking, what made me melt is the wide hem! I have a thing for wide hems on little girls’ dresses. They make the dresses look just a little less casual!

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I didn’t use but a little lace for this dress – a bit of cream Swiss embroidery lace on the sleeves:

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In my humble estimation, the bishop cut is a most timeless designs in children’s fashion — it had looked good in the past; it looks good now; and it will still look good 50 years and beyond from now!

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Thank you for stopping by. I want to wish all my bloggy visitors a fabulous weekend. I will be teaching a Free Form Feather Drawing Class at Rogers Sewing Center, and I am looking forward to it!

33 thoughts on “Completed: Pumpkin Patch Smocked Bishop

  1. Now wouldn’t my little redheaded granddaughter look absolutely beautiful in this exquisite dress!
    Such a lovely and delicate piece of work.

    Happy Sewing

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I attempted smocking only once, on a little dress for my daughter when she was small. It is a challenge! You do beautiful work. This dress is fit for a princess. :o)

  3. Love how this little dress turned out!! It will look so sweet at a Thanksgiving table or with a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch :0)

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