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Hand Smocked with fine pintucks, lace, bows and roses, Dress - Sarah
Hand Smocked with fine pintucks, lace, bows and roses, Dress - Sarah
back view of dressclose up of liner tack and 2 inches wide cotton lace
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The size of this beautiful dress is 6 months and is also available in sizes 3 and 6 months and 1 year. This dress is made using 65% polyester and 35% cotton. The design is adapted from one published in Smocking & Embroidery™ #82.

The front yoke has pintucks, insertion lace on each side of a centered bow and tails. The front yoke has been enhanced with a pink bullion rose and green leaves. The white bow and tails are embroidered using DMC® cotton floss in shadow work. The dress has a bias band around the collar line. The skirt has been attached to the yoke using self-fabric mini piping. The front skirt has been hand smocked using Finca® blanc Egyptian #16 cotton thread. Pink satin stitch bars along the smocked rows and three (3) bullion pink roses in the center enhances the upper part of the skirt. The bullion roses on the skirt have been finished with two (2) leaves each (using detached chain stitch), one French knot, two sepals (using fly stitch), and one stem using green DMC® cotton floss.

Optional - Dress Hem Enhancement - The lower part of the skirt has a total of eight (8) hand stitched bow and tails matching the bow and tails in the upper front yoke, four (4) French knots on each side of each bow, and two (2) pintucks stitched from each bow and tails. The lower edge of the skirt is enhanced with two (2) continuous additional pintucks.

The lower edge of the short puffed sleeves has been finished with elastic. The sleeves have four (4) pintucks, two (2) on each side of the center of the sleeve.

The back yoke has a placket (for easy put on take off) and closes with two (2) Dill® bottoms.

Optional (additional fee) - Liner Hem Trimming - The self-fabric liner has been enhanced with a tack and 2 inches wide cotton lace around the edge of the skirt.

The side seams of the dress and liner have been finished using French seams.

Due to availability of lace patterns exact laces as shown in the picture cannot be guaranteed. Similar laces may be substituted.
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