Wednesday, January 26, 2011
A little bit of smocking
I've finally photographed a garment I made a few years ago, and thought I'd share it here. I smocked this frock as an entry for our local show, but I do not have anyone special to wear it. I would love to see it being worn, and if anyone would like this frock for a friend or family member, please, by all means get in touch with me privately and I am only too happy to see it go to a good home. It has been made to fit a child of about three years of age. The length from back neck to hem is 68cm with a 9cm hem. The measurement around the sleeve cuff is approximately 17cm.
I hope the close up shows a little more of the smocked/piped detail. The fabric is a 100 per cent cotton, in a soft floral. These photographs are not good. I shall explain later in the post. The blue is more like a deep wedgewood, rather than almost navy as this seems to look on my monitor.
The frock buttons down the back bodice and has a generous tie. I love these garments on small children, and usually don't make them any larger than this size, maybe to age four at the very outside. Over the years I've made lots on commission for people, as well as a few christening gowns. Unfortunatley, I don't have any photographs worthy of inclusion on my blog.
And now to the photo dilemma..................... RIP: Canon Ixus 60
Yesterday I discovered that my little camera has something 'terminal'. I've made several phone calls, but only to be told it's just not the done thing to 'fix' cameras. Throw away society!!! I took the above photos on my phone, but they aren't as good as I'd like. I'm hoping to borrow a camera similar to mine which hopefully will take a few shots of things I can store on the computer for the time being. We just can't get away anywhere at the moment to see to buying a new camera. Please bear with me as I struggle to bring you something of interest, with a decent photo!!!
And again, I have to thank each and every one who kindly comments. Thank you for giving me a vote of confidence with my hardanger project. It is coming along, but a little slower this week, as I'm back to using sprinklers on my lawn. We probably won't see a drop of rain now and January is again the month we dread [February isn't much better]. Yesterday the mercury reached 38°C which I believe is to continue today and tomorrow before easing slightly on Friday.