Monthly Archives: July 2014

Smocking 4: Smocked christening rompers in linen

  Friday and I returned home from two and a half weeks of nannying and shower room painting. Necessity gently suggested an immediate start on the christening garment for Sunday’s service but a pungent smell hinting at a dead mouse brought a late surge of spring cleaning or at least spring tidying upon me and, […]

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Smocking 3: girls summer dresses in Laura Ashley lawn

Here is another thing ferreted out of ¬†trunks in a North Wales barn. This is the short-sleeved summer version of the smocked dress made from the pattern shown in the previous post. The collar and cuffs are in standard weight cotton and they would probably have been better if made from plain white lawn of […]

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