Wednesday, April 17, 2013


To my brother: NO PEEKING.  And no complaining if you do peek.

Stamping Ground hosts What's on Your Workdesk?  Wednesday every week.

Operation Smocking Insanity is just about finished!  I need to add 5 little bullion flowers in the main diamonds, and finish a few little tidying-up details and it is all done--a sundress complete with fancyband, smocking front and back, and a pretty ribbon.  I have done practically nothing this week but smock, and now I am all. smocked. out.  I don't think I'll have anything next week for WOYWW.

I apologize for the truly horrible quality of these photos and the fact that the green t-shirt clashes horribly with the different green in the dress.  I took them very fast while my daughter complained.  I think the dress is going to be too long--which I guess is better than the too-small dress I produced last year.   Maybe some tucks?

Front--needs flowers in the diamonds


Whole thing


ria gall said...

wow well done I take my hat off to you as that is a craft outside my ability. It looks lovely
Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #40

Ali H said...

Wow - such detailed smocking - how clever are you ! Ali #129

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love that smocking! My mum used to smock but I never had the patience! Chris#126

Nancy Leek said...

Let's see--- you made a sundress with a fancy border and a smocked yoke front AND back, and I made a pair of elastic-waisted shorts.

You win!

Barb King said...

Lovely details, such intricate work! Barb #132

Gita said...

What a pretty smock. Brigita #97

Gita said...

What a pretty smock. Brigita #97

Bridget Larsen said...

I think the colour and light in your photos is great,smocking brings back memories, I havent seen smocking since I was little
Bridget #28

Unknown said...

so pretty, well done.
Karen #61

Cazzy said...

Lovely smocking! Happy WOYWW.

I am doing as advised, and visiting all people ending with the same end number as me which is 7, I visited a few randoms too!

Cazzy x #87

Unknown said...

Very hard to do -- good job! Happy belated WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #96

Anonymous said...

Love job with the dress! I don't sew at all. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #101