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Monday, September 21, 2015

Smockin' It Old School: The Finished Dress!

I have had quite a spell lately. In the past 10 days, we have had a hospital visit for DD, dog seriously sick at vet, one of our chickens died, a kidney stone for DH, minor car accident for my Mom, and a gross cold taking over the house. We are waiting for our luck to turn back to good!!
Anyway, I am finally here to share the finished dress.
It still needs to be hemmed. I like the way it looks- I was aiming for a 1940s look. I couldn't decide what to do for a collar, so I just left it off. I added a sash in the back- you can see it poking out.
Here's a closer look at the smocking.
This is the transfer I used for this dress. It is the one shown on white here. I hope you enjoyed this series on "Smockin' It Old School"!!


cookie_monster_55 said...

Your dress turned out beautiful! I am absolutely in love with it! I MUST make a trip to the local thrift stores to see if I can find some vintage patterns like yours. Fabulous job! P.s. I hope your family is on the mend and this week is far calmer than the last.

Elisabeth Rose said...

Thanks, Cookie! I actually found 10 old patterns at Goodwill recently. Some were smocked dresses with transfers and some were old doll baby clothes. Good luck in your hunt!

amalowany said...

Sweet dress and it does look "old school" as you wanted. I do like the contrast piping which adds that extra bit to any outfit. I do hope your luck turns for the better soon. We all understand when things all seem to be "going south". Take care.