she is my friend danett's little sweetie pie daughter.
i thought miss ben would look like a sweetie pie in this vintage smocked dress that i made for her out of a pillowcase.
turns out that i was right.... she does look sooooooo sweet.
her mommy takes the best pictures in the whole wide world.
(my dress - thrifted and restyled by me. aleigh and MK - vintage sheet smocked dresses, made by me. bryson's shirt and shorts - thrifted. Mr Collins shirt and shorts - ae. girls flower pins and hair accessories - felt, crafted by me. 100% hand stitched with love)
she made my little family look so perfect... you can't even tell that it was over 100 degrees here!
she even finds ways to capture MKs "look"
and she even takes sneaky pictures of me and aleigh when i am not looking. that i love. because aleigh always holds on to my necklaces, just like MK always plays with my hair.
and she has captured so many shots of bryson for me - from infant alllll the way to this fine lookin' young man.
please check out danetts blog to view it all for yourself. she is the sweetest.
okay... so back to the dress....
there are a million tutorials out there for "smocking"
however, i learned to "smock" way back in the day when i was sewing in my parents basement.
its super easy.
you fill your bottom bobbin with elastic thread and thread your machine with cordinating thread up top.
then you just sew a spiral around your tube.
(and then you have danett take pictures for you of the dress because she makes it look sooooo cute.)
i would also love someone to volunteer to be a tester for me!
if you would like to be the recipiant of a little dress, leave me a comment.
i will mail you out one of my little dresses made out of one of the vintage pillow cases that i hoard and you can just let me know if your little darling likes it, how it holds up after washing, and if there are other improvements that i can make, ect.
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