Saturday, April 28, 2012
A Day Gown for Lydia
Every precious child coming into this world needs a sweet day gown. My granddaughter is no exception. this was the first dress I have pleated on my new Mary Jane Pleater and love how easy it was to use.
It took awhile for the smocking mojo to kick in, but with the help of the A to Z Smocking Book, I was able to get it done. This is the first dress I have smocked in about 20 years.
The pattern is the The Tucked Infant Gown by Michie Mooney. I love her patterns and have bought two more to work on for Lydia this summer. Here's a closer view of the front.
And here's a view of the hem with the tucks, lace, beading, and entredeux. The #16 gathering foot for my Bernina came in handy for the lace on the neckline, sleeves, and hem.
As I was making this dress, I kept thinking about the fact that little Lydia will be wearing this in just a few weeks. I can't wait!