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« on: March 07, 2008 12:43:37 PM »

I made these for a wedding next month -- I think they came out so beautifully.

I constructed a basic short sleeved bishop and hand smocked it in a pearl colored embroidery floss adding some pearl seed beads along the top edge for accent. 

Also, you have to add some flowers to jazz it up a bit!  I am totally satisfied with these!  Wish they had been for my own girls actually...

The bride loved them too, that's what matters right?!?

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008 12:48:23 PM »

WOW!!!! Beautiful work.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008 01:00:35 PM »

gorgeous!!!!! hitting This rocks!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008 01:12:56 PM »

Those are gorgeous!  I love the white details at the top.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008 01:15:40 PM »

You are the smocking queen! I remember wearing smocked dresses as a kid, I loved them and gave them names, LOL. I am in awe of *all* your smocked projects!

Now I have to stop saying "smocked" as it's starting to sound weird in my head.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008 01:46:15 PM »

you know? i've been on here for a little while now and i wondered if anyone smocked. my mom has been smocking for years and it truly is a lovely art form. i'm often surprised that there's enough smockers where she lives that they actually have a little society.

great job!
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2008 01:52:58 PM »

Your work is beautiful!  I just adore these dresses!
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2008 05:36:59 PM »

Beautiful!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008 06:01:32 PM »

This is unbelievably gorgeous!  I have no idea how to smock, but now I want to learn!  How long have you been doing it?  Your work looks so professional!
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008 11:09:28 AM »

Just lovely!!
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008 12:01:52 PM »

You did a fantastic job, with beautiful details!  That beading on the top is such a beautiful finish.  I'm sure the bride did love them!
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Gorgeous!
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2008 06:56:50 PM »

Those are gorgeous!
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