Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Last of my 3 "Easter" posts for the day! I just love these pictures of the girls so I had to make a separate post for just them!

So as most of you know I have worked and worked and WORKED on these dresses for the girls! Last spring I took a smocking and bishop dress class, and some of you may remember the dress I made for EC last Easter. So last summer before Mary Etta was born I thought I'd try another one, for the sake of practice and putting my skills to use without being in the class. Well, I did it, but got very frustrated in the process. My notes weren't as good as they should have been, and I did manage to put the dress together with a few "add-ons" of my own. Though no one would really see them unless they knew how to sew a bishop and inspected my dress. So seriously after all that what was I thinking trying it again....but yet I wanted to see if a year later I could indeed do it again. I did, and again made many mistakes. So here they are in all their glory I suppose. I know I say this every time, but I don't know if I can/will do it again. I really do enjoy the smocking part, but the assembly of the dress itself has some tricky parts---so I either need another class to take better notes or just some more one-on-one instruction in person and not on the phone!

Always my little ham!

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  1. Your dresses turned out so well! They look adorable together!

  2. I love your Easter pictures! The one of all of you is very cute! Your dresses are beautiful!!! Way to go! I know those are a lot of work. It will be fun to pass those down to your Granddaughters some day!

  3. I think the dresses look great. I am impressed.

  4. lovelovelove the dresses! you did a fantastic job, you should keep it up for sure....

  5. Wonderful pictures of all. Just looking at the pics one can sense the strength of this family. I knew you could finish the dresses and they are adorable. You are more talented than you give yourself credit. Love you. mom