Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Smocked Baby Owls
I did plan ahead and purchased plenty of navy Imperial Broadcloth and Little Memories smocking plate "What a Hoot" for outfits for Fall. But once again Fall was almost here before the outfits were finished. If any of you are really good at seasonal sewing ahead of time, I sure would like to know your secret!
The boy's outfit is made using pattern #134. I only wanted 6 rows of smocking so I only used the smaller baby owls from the smocking plate and adapted the branch that they are sitting on.
The dress is made from pattern #135 with 7 rows of smocking so once again only the baby owls were used. Although the smocking plate is not designed for a bishop style dress, the owls worked out great with the right combination of stitches for them to sit on.
I did find that after completing the smocking on one outfit, turning around and starting the second while I still had visions of little owls in my head was extremely easy!
White rickrack edges the sleeves and a couple of rows of smocked baby waves add a touch of color to the sleeves.
I would have loved to have a picture of the kids in their matching outfits, but we call that "Herding Cats" around here!