In my former sewing life (before quilting), my passion was making English Smocked little girl's dresses. I figured I could fill up a closet in anticipation of eventually being a grandmother. I did this for years. After all, I have a married son and daughter and one of them would certainly have a girl, right? Well, not so much! I must admit that I do have one 4 year old granddaughter, who doesn't like frilly type clothes, and I'm thinking "she" might be "IT" for that family. My daughter and son-in-law have decided to remain childless. So now what? What do I do with a closet full of clothes that took me hours to create? I just can't bring myself to donate them to Goodwill!!! As nice as that might be. So, I've decided to have a sale. I do know some local gals who might be interested too, so first come, first served with my sale, I say!!
Let me tell you that all dresses were made with heirloom type fabrics from the very softest corduroy, to the absolute best available poly-cotton and pique, mostly purchased from Farmhouse Fabrics. The back closures are buttons as heirloom clothes sort of forbid zippers (in case you didn't know that.)
First off is this darling red corduroy Christmas dress, Size 3. Note the cute collar smocked with cute mice. I really can't remember the name of the smocking plate after all this time, sorry. This dress is for sale for $50 USD plus shipping of $15 to my US friends. If any of you international ladies are interested, I expect the shipping would be an additional $10 on top of that amount. It will be packed in a large box to avoid wrinkles.
Next, we have a baby blue poly-cotton dress smocked with balloons. It also closes in the back with buttons and also has a sash. Note that it is piped with white tiny piping on the collar, bodice and sleeves. This dress would be perfect for Easter. It also is a Size 3 and sells for $50 USD with $15 for shipping as above to my US friends plus $10 extra for international.
Lastly, for today, is another blue dress in a print on pique fabric. This dress is smocked front and back as seen on the next pictures and is trimmed with a fancy tiny pale yellow piping. This one is a Size 4 and is $55 USD plus $15 shipping to US residents and an additional $10 for international shipping.
A close-up of the front smocking:
And a close-up of the back of the dress:
So there you have it. There will be more.....and some aren't smocked. If you are interested in any of these dresses, please e-mail me at the address on my sidebar. I accept payment through Paypal and/or checks from my US followers. Thanks......