Hello Friends, some of you guessed correctly the “big plan” I had for this smocked bishop. I wanted to have this done in time for Miss Baby’s first day of school.
So it was a joint labor of love between myself and dear friend Annelle, mixed in with lots of prayer for the Miss. I did the smocking, and Annelle expertly did the garment construction. But there is a third person involved in this labor of love – it was Linda who gifted us with the pleated front that eventually became the dress. Thanks again, Linda!
I just love the yellow gingham dear Annelle used for the neck and sleeve bands. The yellow gingham gave just the right casual touch, without compromising the classic smocked bishop style.
I am sure I hadn’t blocked my neckline perfectly round prior to smocking, but I do want to show you what the smocking looks like if you fan out the dress. Ideally, the neckline would be perfectly round. But as Miss Baby would be quick to remind you — her Mom isn’t perfect. So, please forgive me for the slightly skewed and wonky neckline.
Fortunately, the not-perfectly-round neckline didn’t seem to matter when the bishop was put on Miss Baby.
I think a great time was had by all on the first day of school. The house was strangely quiet for a couple of hours after we dropped off Miss Baby at school. I kept expecting to hear “Mom, could you please get me some milk?” etc…
If you have known me since my pre-Miss Baby days, you know this is a milestone for my little family. Thank you all, whether or not if you have known me pre or post Miss Baby, for your ever encouraging support! Love to you all.
Thanks for stopping by. If all goes well, I hope to share with you a cover quilt tomorrow.
p.s. We did finally find the Pentel white erasers! Thanks to those who had written and asked, and especially those who had offered to send me some. You are the sweetest bunch. You do know that, don’t you?