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Thread: New granddaughter's smocked dress

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    Quote Originally Posted by llweezie View Post
    Cute cute little girl and love the dress! Where would one go to learn how to smock I want to learn so I can make granddaughters some sun dresses!
    I would check around for "fine hand sewing." In Jacksonville, FL we have Paula's off of Bay Meadows. You may find a lesson on you-tube but you will still need to have someone do your "Pleating" or buy a pleater. (not cheap) there is magazines with patterns and directions. Good luck.

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    Absolutely previous! I love this ;-)

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    Beautiful!!

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    What a beautiful dress. How special that you made it for this cutie and that she got to wear it for the wedding. It's an heirloom for sure.

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    Gorgeous! ( Sigh...oh for a granddaughter, a grandchild...a wedding? My boys are just too independent. I wonder who made them that way?)
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    Congrats on your new extended family. Sara and the dress are both treasures!

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    Darling dress for a darling little girl. That smile could move mountains.
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    so beautiful, she looks like a little princess and I am sure she feels like one too!

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    Lovely. I haven't done smocking in years! Need to do it again--it was a lot of fun.
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    WOW, absolutely gorgeous and your smoking is great too. The dress definitely looks very professional.

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    What a beautiful child. Sweet smile and it looks like she really, really likes her beautiful dress. Very nicely done.
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    Lovely and so sweet of you!!

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    Aww..how cute...and a precious little girl.

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    Both are adorable, dress and girl. My son is engaged to a sweet lady with a girl (10) and boy (8).

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    The dress is beautiful and that little girl is gorgeous. What a smile!
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    I made 3 when my cousins girls were small. I used red velvet and did white Smocking. They loved the dresses.
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    You just gave me the biggest smile…thank you. The dress is beautiful and so is Sara, you are all so blessed to have them in the family now and you will have so much fun making her more dresses. I also learned to smock about 30 years ago and made so many dresses and bonnetts for my niece. My sister kept every one of them and has them displayed in a china cabinet in her living/dining room. She says she still enjoys looking at them every day . My niece is now 33 years old and she still appreciates all of her precious little dresses and bonnets. They have one grandson and one more grandson on the way, so we are hoping for a little grand daughter some day. I wonder if I could relearn how to smock after all these years? Thanks for sharing your beautiful Sara and her beautiful dress.

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    It's beautiful....just like the little girl! someday I will have to try that.

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    You did a great job on the dress! One would think you were a pro. I drug out my pleater just a week ago -- still haven't done anything with it though. You may just inspire me to learn how to do it.

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