Friday, March 27, 2009

First Communion Dress - Part 1

Here's my start on the FIRST First Communion dress--this one's for DGD. The smocking is done. I haven't blocked it, nor done the bullion roses yet. I made a bodice muslin and tried it on DGD....it fits well! So I took today off to get a good start on the construction of the dress--so far I've spent too much time on the computer! Here are a couple of photos of the smocking....the second is a close-up so you can see the beads better.

Lastly, my daughter had a double birthday party last weekend, so I whipped up a couple of peasant nightgowns as gifts. I took a queue from Melissa who suggested giving something "Made in the USA." rather than another cheap toy! Great idea, Melissa! These were made using Butterick 4910:

15 comments:

Kristine said...

Communion dress is off to a great start, such a treasure! And that Butterick pajama pattern is my go-to for my daughter, it's actually what I'm working on right now! Great gift idea!
You asked about my Brother... Love it. Easy to use, paid itself off, a little noisy so we keep it downstairs. The software definitely DID NOT come with it, that was my most recent purchase. Another $1100, but it has also paid itself off! Sorry this is so long, I couldn't find your email on your blog! Feel free to email me if you have more questions about the Brother!

Bunny said...

Your smocking is perfection and looks like the start of a beautiful dress for her special day. I love the nightgown idea.

Lory said...

That smocking is fantastic. I haven't learned that skill yet. :( But your work is definetly an inspiration to get me started. :):):)

Hugs,
Lory

Communion Dress Mom said...

The Communion dress is coming out so well

Mary Beth said...

Thanks for speaking out at The Stitchery. I wasn't aware of your blog until you did that. (yes, I don't get time on the internet much but that's improving) I do hope that the future brings us more of your beautiful work here. I adore smocking!!! And I hope the future brings us clarification and workability in our nation's laws that allows us both to make beautiful things for children :)

Julia said...

Marsha, I am enthralled!! Your smocking is beautiful! I do smocking. I am self taught and have questions that you might be able to answer. If you have time check out my blog and send me an email.

Cennetta said...

Beautiful smocking. And I like the idea of giving something made as gifts. The nightgowns are cute.

Martha said...

Just gorgeous. Your smocking is beautiful. I love the beads. Can't wait to see the finished dress.

Dawn said...

Wow, that smocking is fantastic! I've never tried that. It looks WAY too complicated.

And to answer your question from my blog about watching TV: I almost NEVER watch TV (maybe twice a month). But there isn't a lot to do when you are hand basting.

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The Communion dress is coming out so good

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greg said...

The communion dress looks amazing. I very different approach to what the general norm is. Thank you for sharing.

flower girl dress said...

The idea and the dress is nice but apart from those all sounds very strict but by wearing accessories, you can show off your personal style. A multi strand necklace or some nice earrings will do the trick– but don’t get experimental.

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communion dresses said...

These dresses are really good though, and they really cute on little angels, they are rarely worn like only once when a wedding in being planned so people hesitate to buy one.

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