I showed you Miss Baby’s Petite Flowers sundress a couple of weeks ago, and the “saga” associated with the dress!
Well, here is another one with sort of a saga story. Like Petite Flowers, this is another one pulled out from the “still a long way off” pile that Miss Baby wore to church last Sunday. And like Petite Flowers, this sundress is exactly the same style, just different smocking on the front. Honestly, I don’t remember the reason for the same exact style for the dresses.
I took with my sister years ago at a supermarket’s fabric section in Southeast Asia, and learned only how to somewhat smock regular cable stitches and a bit of trellis. And after I returned to the States, I picked this design to smock for my first real dress! Okay, so, I have a knack of picking out tedious designs — it’s in my blood, and I can’t do anything about it! HELP!
There are 100 bullion roses in this design. And I duly worked on all of them over the course of many many months! Although I am thoroughly thrilled with the effect of bullion roses, I do not like working on them one tiny bit. Completing the smocking for this dress was certainly a test of endurance for me.
Now the upside of this saga is that I won a blue ribbon and was paid $6 (hahaha!) in the local county fair for best smocking or some award. My husband teased me about all that work, and I was paid $6. :)
Jokes aside, there is no sweeter feeling than to see Miss Baby in a dress made just for her. Looking back, I think of the prayers offered up on Miss Baby’s behalf while I was working on the dress, and years before she was even in the picture. I recorded some of those prayers in my prayer journal, and need to flip and see how the prayers have been answered.
That’s it for now! I am hoping to finish my Sweet Scoop quilt later this evening – so I’d better run!