Two strands of floss were used to smock the top.
Smocking was done freehand..no pleating...just picking up fabric.
Buttonholes were worked for "sleeve" opening.
Boullion roses and lazy daisy leaves with two strands
of floss were added to finish this little ditty.
Recently we unpack our daughter's dollhouse so Miss Emma could play with it. Well, she evidently has taken on the characteristics of her older brother where demolition is the most fun. In the process of trying to put things back together, I ran across this little baby doll scattered to the winds. I had forgotten that I had made it for Aimee and quite frankly, I'm amazed that it has survived. It was a dollhouse accessory that was played with for many years.
The tiny doll in the blue gingham dress....Goldilocks....is made from the plastic cake decorating dolls. She is painted with acrylic paint and finished with "Delft" lacquer. Her hair is made of DMC floss. Curls are wrapped around wire and "set" with glue. Her lace "petticoat" is French cotton.
My question to everyone is:
"What is the smallest thing you've smocked?"