Monthly Archives: July 2014

Smocking 2 : girls’ winter dresses in Liberty prints

As I got a little braver with smocking (and with my smocking machine now chomping through the fabric like a knife through butter) I thought I’d make daughters 1 & 2 a winter party dress each – I suppose No 1 would have been about 5 and a half years old and No 2 would […]

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Smocking machine resurrected

Recently daughters Nos 1 & 3 visited their¬†grandmother in North Wales and couldn’t resist rummaging through trunks of children’s clothes stored in the barn there. Home they headed with woolly piles of jumpers and shawls handknitted by their great granny along with an armful of dresses I had smocked for them when they were little. […]

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