Baby’s Easter Dress

I have shown you the smocked front before. It took me hours and hours to do the smocking, and then hours more to work on the bullion daisies! I enjoyed the smocking part very much, but the bullions gave me fits and callused fingers at times. I had completed the smocking and embroidery two years before Baby was even in the radar:

Well, by the skin of my teeth, and help from my ever encouragingly sweet friend Annelle, the dress happened! The pattern is from Australian Smocking and Embroidery’s Issue 48 (Star of the Show):

I love working on projects for Baby because it’s the special time I use to direct my thoughts and prayers for her. I haven’t been able to do that as much as I would have liked lately, but am glad I was able to work on the Easter dress project.

I didn’t get to make the suggested jacket that goes with the dress. While dropping off some stuff at the thrift store, I found this darling little yellow crochet jacket that goes perfectly with the dress. I came home and “made” the jacket look like it is “meant” to go with the dress:

I also made a matching hair bow to go with the dress. Being a planner, I had bought a set of hair bows with the most common colors worn by Baby. But we have managed to lose half of those hair bows! So, I wasn’t even going to pretend we could find a matching bow for that dress on Easter morning. I just made one with the scraps from the dress fabric. The tutorial for making the hair pretty is here:

We had a great Easter service at church. We saw five people baptized! Baby always loves going to church and plays in the nursery.

I have in mind to use up some of my quilt fabric scraps to make a couple of summer outfits for Baby soon. Stay tuned! :)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful springy week!

42 thoughts on “Baby’s Easter Dress

  1. I am so glad you were able to finish the dress in time! It is so lovely, and the yellow sweater matches perfectly. Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter.

  2. How lovely!!!! Oh my gosh it’s stunning. Love the little yellow sweater with the flower too, and the hair flower! Something tells me Baby will be best-dressed all the time!

  3. The dress is a work of art! All that detailed smocking! You must have so much patience! But the result is very beautiful! And the little jacket tunes in perfectly!

  4. That dress is the cutest (and Baby too). What a find with the yellow jacket. I remember the satisfaction I felt after making my daughter dresses and skirts when she was a baby. Now she is grown and is developing an interest in my quilts and wall hangings so I get satisfaction from making things for her home. Be sure to save that dress for a family heirloom for her.

  5. Beautiful work, as always! Hope you had a wonderful Easter with family and friends.
    We had baptisms as well. Such a renewing time of the year.
    The earthquake shook us somewhat, but we are used to them.
    Enjoy your week.

  6. What a precious dress for a precious Baby! Your work is excellent! I’ve always loved smocked dresses on little girls. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

  7. Oh Wendy the dress turned out so sweet and she looks so cute in it. Love your thrifty find to go with the dress and how you coordinated everything. So so cute!! Easter is such a wonderful day glad you had a good one!

  8. Your smocked dress is adorable. The amount of detail that goes into your work is amazing. Your little one looks so sweet in her Easter attire. Happy to hear that the use of the flower tied both pieces together. That’s such a smart idea!

  9. OMG…how did i miss this post….oh lovely dress and it made the cute little angel more pretty….this make me want to do another smocked dress for a girl baby who is not even caught in the radar…lol…

  10. That is too sweet. I love knowing how hard you worked on it. I was sighing out loud before I even saw it with that adorable little sweater. Excellent work!

  11. Wow – smocking is so labour intensive, but the results are spectacular! That dress will be treasured in your family, no doubt. Just beautiful!

  12. AWWWW that little yellow jacket is the cutest!! and the matching hairclip is just darling!!!!!!!!!! you are just too good at making cute clothing and assessories! and where in the world did you find such a perfect baby model??? ;)

  13. I just fell off my chair and went into labor!! Okay. Not really. BUT WOW. WOW. WOW!!!!!! This is gorgeous! And the sweater is amazing! I just found a cute crocheted baby sweater at goodwill – why do people get rid of stuff like that?

    You are SO talented! Thanks for sharing!

  14. that dress is so sweet…but everythings are made whit love and talent, you have magic hand!!Bravissima !
    Please let me know if I can write your website in my blog !
    From Italy I say ..ciao!

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  16. Where can I find this pattern??? Just became a grandma. The dress is simple & beautiful. I am making my granddaughters Chrisening gown.This is the perfect pattern as I have been looking for a pinafore style so it can be used for boys or girls with a simple dress or onesie underneath.

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