My friends are afraid this baby may be nekkid. LOL, just kidding. When I knew I couldn't keep up, I recruited reinforcements. My friend, Dawn, also a stitching buddy graciously agreed to smock a bishop for our baby. I had made a bishop as a gift from this butterfly print pique a while back. When our baby Mommy spotted what was left, she claimed it. And here are the beautiful results. Dawn is a superb stitcher. She can smock circles around most of us. These are her photos.
Close up of the gorgeous smocking. Also is the piping detail at the neck. The pattern is "Beginnings" from AS&E #73. The smocking plate is "Jewel" by Wonderfully Made, available from your favorite heirloom retailer. I just love it, and better yet, so does her mother.
The back, where the smocking meets perfectly in the back. I never have that luck. Or should I say skill. Buttons are antique mother of pearl that were in my Jeannie basket.
But this beautiful dress would not be complete without its model. She is 3 and half months old, weighs 16# and this is a size 6 months. Fits perfectly.
Notice the cheek chewing. She is beginning to cut teeth. That has proved a little dicey the past few days. Not a happy camper. But pretty no matter what.
Thank you again Dawn!!!