I've been having fun recently reminding myself how to smock.  I've known for quite a while, but so much time goes by between projects that I essentially have to learn again each time I try it.  This dress is based on a pattern by Lynda Chase, who is House of Biscotti on eBay.  (The blue outfit that Ann Estelle is wearing in the previous birthday blog post is this same pattern.)
Ann Estelle is joined by Happy Hens, from New Zealand.
I love this fabric, even though it isn't the best type of pattern to show off smocking stitches.  It is designed by Luella Doss for Free Spirit Fabrics - the line is called "Fowl Play".  http://freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/gallery.php?gal_id=539&sw_id=8525
"Cluck cluck cluck ..... sm-OCK!!"  Someone may have just laid an egg!!
Enjoy, R.


Mary Sue
11/11/2013 12:14pm

I finally figured out why I like this picture so much.

It has all the expected Roberta touches: adorable model wearing a clever outfit with the perfect props. The image is delightful. But it's also manageable. When I look at this picture I think "I could do that..." I don't have what it takes to put together a whole kitchen, or birthday party complete with lit candles. But, I could find a small, interesting prop and make a complimentary outfit.

Thanks Roberta for a different kind of inspiration.

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