Here's a back shot. It's very difficult to take a picture of a dancing baby, but we tried:
The dress is the perfect length on her. It just looks long due to the angle of the photos. It was being taken by a very tall Number One son.
Here she is again, and that's her Grandma (me) in the background, laughing at her:
What?????? You don't let your babies dance on the kitchen table? She can do anything at Grandma's house.
I have the next project underway. I'm using this pattern, Woodland Fairy, from issue 49 of Australian Smocking and Embroidery:
I will probably use a different smocking plate, and I am going to lengthen the sleeves to 3/4 length if I have enough fabric.
I'm going to challenge myself a bit on this project, by using this almost ugly, almost boring, almost unsuitable fabric. Meet Stormy Night:
The background is an intensely dark midnight navy, with gold flowers and dark green stems. I hope to "baby" it up with embroidery, maybe some piping, maybe some ribbon, maybe some lace. If you have any suggestions on how I can pretty this up, leave a comment! We'll see what develops!
Thanks to all of you for the kind compliments on Frolic. I really appreciate all your encouragement, and your comments keep me going!