Monday, May 4, 2009

Finished Projects

I mentioned a while back that I was learning to smock. Oh, I have just loved every second of it. The class I took was for geometric smocking only, but I have since figured out picture smocking, too. Both of them are so completely addicting, it's unreal. I've loved it.

Here are a few pictures of my first two dresses. Not only do I love them, but so does Jordan Ann. She's requested a white one next. I'll just have to see about that!

Over the weekend, I was shopping in a quaint children's shop in Birmingham. Wes patiently waited outside, so I could browse without sighs and watch-checking. (You know what I'm talking about.) I stumbled upon a dress that took my breath away. It was white with ivory and light blue smocking on it. But then as I was drooling over it, I realized it was the EXACT same smocking pattern that I had just finished on that pink dress. I immediately turned to the price tag. $82. My dress was not. (I was very quick to inform Wes how much $$$ I'm saving him by learning to smock.)

My next project? Learning to construct these dresses, so that I can make them from start to finish. If only I had more than 24 hours in one day. Or else didn't need sleep.

7 comments:

Pamela said...

VERY impressed!!:) Go Carly!!!!

Taylor & Krisa said...

wow - these are amazing!

Jessica said...

OMG!!!! You are sooo talented, I can only imagine how adorable Jordan Ann will look. Way to go!

Tina said...

Those are great! I wish I had to the patience to actually sit down and finish my smocking plate. Don't get me started on trying to construct the dress!

Sara said...

Great job. They are beautiful!

Erica said...

SOSO CUTE! GO YOU!!!

The Metz Family said...

carly those dresses are beautiful!!!!!im sure you will have no trouble learning to construct the dress. wow!!!!