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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

smocked night gown

A couple weeks ago,
I wrote about my smocking experience
with my daughter's dress.

Well I decided to make something
for myself....
at least I know I will wear it....
or at least feel terrible if I do not!

So here it is

A beautiful smocked night gown.

I used the pattern
 from "sew Beautiful" magazine,
number 118 (2008).

I basically followed the directions
and it went well.
I made a shorter version,
and my fabric is a heavier cotton.


It is perfect for hot summer night!

The bullion flowers took some
time and practice.


The back is a little simpler,
without the center flowers.

Overall I am pleased with myself,
and I wear it proudly!


I am posing the best I can,
there are bees in the lavender behind me!
and the sun is setting!
Happy smocking!



4 comments:

Jan said...

Hooray for pretty smocked nightgowns!

Regina Clark said...

Absolutely beautiful! Now I am inspired to make one for myself.

LB3K said...

Wow! That is amazing! Thank you for linking on Wardrobe Wednesday!

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Anonymous said...

I just happened upon the photo of your nightgown and wanted to say Well Done! This is the first I have seen made of this design since the magazine came out. You did a beautiful job.
Kathy A

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