Sweet Mabel will be given a name and a blessing on Sunday morning. I finally finished and then delivered her dress and accessories this evening. When I held her, she talked to me in her gentle little voice and that was all the thanks I needed.
This is called a Bishop dress and the smocking goes all the way around the dress.
The dress is partially sewn together before being put through the pleater. I then smocked the blue foundation, blocked the smocking to size, and then embroidered the roses over the smocking.
The buttons go up the back. I also embroidered roses around the bottom on top of the ribbon and lace trim at the hemline.
Rather than elastic in the sleeves, I also smocked around the sleeve and added a rose as well.
And here are her matching accessories. Now she will be ready for her early morning Sunday special event. My fingers would tell you, "That's a lot of roses!"
Here is Mabel with her other grandma last week in Utah. She is such a sweet little dumpling!