Monday, December 7, 2009

For the Seamstresses

I made Alaina a play dress out of flannel scraps this fall, and I used an easy technique that imitates smocking. I call it the "Mock Smock".

You simply put in several rows of stitching, gather them and leave the thread in. Easy as can be, looks fun and it's even held up to all the crawling and twisting babies do. At least so far. ;-)

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The Capp Crew said...

That is so cute Gretchen! Thanks for posting! It was good to see you and Alaina this past weekend. :)

George and Krista said...

Hey Gretchen,

Did you use a pattern for the mock-smock or do you increase the width of it by a certain amount? Very cute! I'd like to try it sometime for Gracie :)


The Sisson Clan said...

She looks so sweet and cuddly in her new outfit. Good job! It's nice that you added those tucks for growth! "wink"

love you- Mom

The Hemmers said...

Cute! I'll have to tell Mom about that...