Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sharing Cinderella.....Circa 1985


This is for those that have so graciously asked many times about my Cinderella Design plate.  As I do know that the original design will not be published again, I think sharing it might be a good idea.  It was first published in 1985 at my daughter's request.  As you can imagine, Granddaughter Emma wore a Cinderella dress and it was one of her favorites.  





With focusing on family in recent years, it was so frustrating not to get things done as I had planned.  However, after so many requests for it, I just thought that it should be shared.  Now comes the problem.  Remembering how to add photos to this blog and have them readable.  So, in that light, I have tried to create pages that you might use to recreate the design.  


The Cinderella design is not a complex design but I think that it is probably an intermediate level for most smockers.  I hope that the photos that I have prepared will give you enough information to smock this design for someone special.   Here you will find the graph and stitch-by-stitch instructions taken from the original design plate.  




I hope that those that have asked about this design can find it here.  I love smocking and really love seeing it being enjoyed as our Miss Emma so often did.  The dress she is wearing is actually one done by a commercial manufacturer who used the Cinderella design with a few changes...without permission and without any design credit.   Oh well, Miss Emma wore Cinderella and totally enjoyed it.  




Happy Smocking,
Gwen


16 comments:

Elisabeth Rose said...

A Classic! Thank you so much!!

Josi said...

Thank ypu for sharing this sweet design. My granddaughters will love it.

SewNSewGirl said...

Thank you so much for sharing this.

Debbie B said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful design! My daughter and family are heading to Disney in two weeks. Wonder if I could get two dresses finished by the time they leave....

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

Oh so adorable... I am a beginner smocker and have been participating the Saga Mystery Smock-along on line and hoping the practice will prepare me to make dresses for my two granddaughters ages 1 and 1 1/2, yes, we are so blessed to have two baby girls born into our family in one year. I hope to see smocked dresses in their future. Thank you Gwen.
Mary F in NH

Marie chavez said...

So cute my daugthers will love it!

Brenda Schonig said...

That is so cute but also timely! I was cleaning out smocking stuff the other day and organizing when I came across this plate I bought many years ago. My daughter is now 16 so it was probably 14 years ago.

Lori R. said...

Thank you so much, Gwen! I have wished for this plate for a long time. Perfect timing, too, as I have a dress to make for a Disney Princess girl for her birthday. Thank you, again!

Katherine Schmidt said...

Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful design. I had the opportunity to smock it several times many many years ago. I think it's time to stitch it again. With your helpfulness I will not have to search through all of my designs to find the plate. I have always loved your designs. I started smocking over 30 years ago and have never tired of it. Please keep designing your work is so very special.

TomNEm said...

Great post! What commercial manufacturer do you recommend?

TomNEm said...

Great post! What commercial manufacturer do you recommend?

Leticia Hixon said...

Hi,

I came across a vintage dress with this smocked design. Did you design this plate?

I would like to send a photo.

Letty

Karen said...

Thank you for your kindness in sharing this beautiful design. I hope someday to be good enough at picture smocking to do it justice.

Ashley Holman said...

Thank you! Thank you! My girls would love this for Disney next Spring!! You are so talented and generous!

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Grandma too said...

I would love to receive your pdf of smocking graph paper. Tried to make my own and as a result am impressed with your success.
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