Stamping Ground hosts What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday every week.  Here is mine:

The baby dress is finished.  It's a size 1, but will be enormous on a one-year-old, and will probably fit her until she is 3!

I finally found the pattern for a sundress I've been wanting to smock for my niece for months.  Then I found out that her birthday is in less than 2 weeks--and a late delivery is no good because my brother is taking his family overseas for a few months right after that.   A really late delivery would be OK, but I'm going to try to get it done.   This is the dress I want to make--it has smocking front and back, which will take longer, but its double layer of fabric is both super-cute and practical.  The construction is simple and ingenious.


  1. What a sweet little dress. Too cute. I love clothes for little girls -- so darling. Brigita #138

  2. Oh wow, you have a smocking machine! I haven't seen one of those in years. Your little dress is just lovely. It has been 27 years since I have done any smocking, yet I still think it is one of the most beautiful of the hand crafting arts. Good luck with your new project. Hugs Cathryn #146

  3. oh i do admire people who can make clothes. I tried once to make some maternity dungarees for me, they were awful and i never wore them once.
    Lovely dress

    Gill x #118

  4. Happy Belated WOYWW. Sweet dress. Haven't seen smocking for ages. Ali x No.19

  5. That's an adorable little dress. I am always in awe of people who can create stuff like this cos I *suck* at fabric crafts! :lol:

    Ali #79

  6. You know by posting this on your blog you're ruined the surprise, right?

  7. So don't tell your kid! I didn't figure SHE read my blog. :D


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