Friday, February 17, 2012

Smocking

A friend in California is expecting her first grandchild. She was going through her son's baby things and came across a little romper that I had made for him. She posted it on Facebook. I had forgotten I had made it. It was a surprise to see it again after all this time.
When my second daughter was born, I began smocking dresses for her. I loved doing it. I found it quite relaxing and rewarding. I smocked her dresses, nightgowns, robes, bonnets, little pouches to match her dresses. I smocked rompers and pinafores, I even smocked the ring-barer's suit for our #1 daughter's wedding.
Here is the picture of the little baby romper I made 30 year ago.

This is Max, son of a friend of the bride. He was the little ring-bearer, at our daughter's wedding. The little ecru smocked shirt buttons on the green velvet shorts. He was so cute. He was persuaded to preform with a bribe of M&M's which were his very favorite treat.
Max
The bride and groom 1989
 Max and the bide share a moment

This is serious business. Max and daughter #2
His job was done and so was he! Which way to the M&M's


Here comes the bride
Father and mother of the Groom, and me and my husband
Saying goodby
the last goodby



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11 comments:

Pondside said...

I'm so glad that you decided to post this. The little smoked romper is a treasure, as are the photos of your daughter's wedding. Lovely memories, all, I'm sure!

Priscilla said...

Thank you for inspiring it.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a sweet story! I love the little romper. I never learned how to smock (sadly)...

xo,
RJ

Priscilla said...

It's never to late to learn.

La Brocanteuse said...

love the little romper and sweet memories that you shared with us. sadly I never learnt how to smock, but went out of my way to find a few smocked dresses for my daughter when she was little, something I believe every little girl (or boy )should have.. a smocked item. Thank you for visit to my blog and telling me about your recall about cycadas in Nashville- that was interesting..
have a lovely week
Colette ~ South Africa

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I absolutely adore smocking. I wish you could find more of it. You are quite talented.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely story! I love smocking. I tried to learn once...didn't master it, so started to cross stitch instead! What a cute romper and a lovely wedding! Thanks for signing up for my Jubilee Mug Drawing!
Ruth

Richard Cottrell said...

Such a beautiful wedding. I am so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours. I am excited about reading more soon. Richard from my Old Historic House.

Sarah said...

What a lovely post! It's fun to see these photos, and that little smocked romper is a treasure. I recall that smocking was hugely popular in the 80s. All my friends with young children were smocking darling dresses and such. ~ Sarah

Priscilla said...

And that was just the time I was doing that. Polly was born in '78.
I hope Penny's new grandchild will be able to wear it.

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful post, thanks for sharing Joann

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