Tuesday, March 30, 2010

SRE Easter dress finished!

As promised, here are a few photos of the finished Silk Ribbon Embroidery dress completed.

I love how the shadow embroidery came out on the silk batiste. Nice and colorful!

It also had a matching bonnet.

It had an embroidered brim:

My customer also wanted lace pantaloons to go under the dress so it can be worn with some darling Victorian boots!

It was a very labor intensive, yet fun project. I am thrilled that I was able to create it for my customer. I hope she will be pleased!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Smocked Dress Sample Sale!

I have a couple of my samples that I designed for Australian Smocking and Embroidery for sale.

If you would like to see more information on them and more photos, please click here:
Thank you and have a great week!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Silk Ribbon Sneak Peek~

Here is a sneak peek of a glorious Easter dress that I am working on. This set is inspired by Kari Mecca's FairyTale Finery dress. The customer wanted the overall look of that dress but not exactly. Also, her pattern is not out yet so I just had to draw up the design freehand. Here is a preview! I'll post the finished design next week. This is some of the embroidery on the skirt:

More to come soon! :o)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

T anyone??

I love a vintage styled "t-dress". It has a T-shaped embroidered bodice and center skirt piece. This one is a variation of one from AS&E.

It has smocked sides...

And the back is almost as pretty!

One more Easter dress order to finish and then I can start my daughters!
Have a great day!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Another Smocked Easter dress finished!

This little dress turned out sooooo sweet! I love the buttery yellow and all the flowers.
I think the tatting is just the right touch to the collar and sleeves.

The seed beads and pearls are a little hard to photograph, but there are lots of them! :o)
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.......off to do more sewing! :o)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Latest AS&E contribution

AS&E just sent me a sneak peek of one of my dresses that they are publishing...but you can't see a whole lot of the dress in the photo! lol
Anyway, I just thought I would share. It will be in the next issue.

Here is a closeup photo that I took before I mailed it off :o)

The smocking features lemon wedges and lemon blossom flowers. They are also embroidered in the skirt bands.
I am looking forward to seeing the issue!
Back to working on Easter dresses......

Monday, March 1, 2010

Only God...

Can create something so delicate and amazing like this!

My Camilias are blooming and the colors are just breathtaking!
It has given me a wonderful idea for a dress. :o) I'll have to try and work on it when I finish my Easter orders.