Today's post is my favorite kind to write: I get to share the lovely work of a facebook friend! Tenille Brien shared pictures of her version of the Ella Kathryn Bonnet pattern on facebook. I asked her if I could share her gorgeous girls and bonnet with you and she graciously agreed!
The fabric came from an unused sheet, I also made the piping to match.
The lace was flat lace that I gathered slightly. The smocking itself
started out to follow a design from Australian Smocking & Embroidery
because I was going to have it match a dress, but I deviated from that
and just sort of made it up as I went along, I’ve only been smocking for
about 3 years and I’m self-taught so I don’t do bullion roses or most
of the other fancy stitches, I just like the neat geometric patterns, so
I kept it quite simple. I did also make the dress that Veronica is
wearing, and the blouse that Mathilda is wearing.
If you want to download a free "Ella Kathryn Bonnet" pattern, just click on the pattern picture on the right of my blog.