Friday, December 9, 2011

Smocking Suggestions

So this post is mostly for my mom, who I'm going to call soon and beg for help getting started with this.  I smocked a few repeats of some candidate patterns for Elizabeth's dress.  Now I just have to decide what to do.

Option 1: Red and black only - this was my first idea based on the smocking design that came with the pattern

Option 2: Red, Black, and White

Here they are on the larger field of the dress.

Not sure where to go from here.  I'm not overjoyed with either of them, so I may end up with an option 3, but I REALLY need to get started!  Suggestions, anyone?

Oh yeah, for a little bonus cuteness, here are Shepherd Christopher and Angel Patrick (really?!) at their Christmas program at school yesterday.


  1. Ok, so first of all, I couldn't find Patrick in that photo. When did he get skinny?? Regarding the smocking, what about a design with just black? Since the red and white kind of blend. Just a thought from a non-smocker. :-)

  2. Love the smocking! So pretty on the gingham.