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Friday, September 27, 2013

Birthday nightdresses.

I try to make a smocked garment for my grand-daughters' birthdays. This year my effort for the twins' birthday is nightdresses, using some fabric from my stash.

One piece is a remnant I saw and instantly thought Veronica would like. The fabric is a little heavier than I usually use for smocked nightdresses, but seems to be crush-resistant and soft. The colour and the spots are likely to appeal.

The other is a piece I inherited, I think, from my mother's stash (either that, or I bought it in Gawler in the 1970s!) and have kept for the right garment. The colours will appeal, I hope, to Niamh.

I used the Victorian Dreams for Girls pattern - I've made enough of these now to be able to do them, from cutting, to pleating, smocking and construction in minimum time!

All done and dusted!


JennyPennyPoppy said...

The smocked nightdresses look so lovely and your granddaughters look very sweet wearing them :)

margaret said...

very pretty, smocking is great on them and I am sure your girls will be delighted well I can see they are from the photo

Monica said...

Oh my goodness, the girls are cute! Love their expressions!

The nightdresses turned out very well. The blue fabric looks like Liberty - do you think it is? Another great finish, Jillian!

Jillian said...

Thanks, Girls. I doubt it is Liberty, Monica, though certainly fine lawn in the style of. There's no maker's mark in the selvage, but that may be a relatively new trend?