Every issue of Australian Smocking and Embroidery inspires me to pull out my pleater and get going! Issue 89's dress, "Aine," was gorgeous done in white. My sweet darling would not allow a dress to remain white until we got to the the church, besides being so dressy looking. I just had to make this dress, but I chose a more casual fabric, but I still love the results. The fabric is a pink cotton by Oliver+S in her City Weekend group by Moda.
"Aine" is an age 6-10 dress, so I think I may be doing this one again. It has the MOST GORGEOUS back! I followed the pattern almost exactly. I substituted a small amount of pink fabric for the sleeves instead of all lace. I did have to line this dress with white batiste due to the see-through factor. I am not overly fond of lace, but this dress is enchanting with the lace.
I switched DMC colors to mirror my dress colors. Some quilting cottons are not tamed well going through a pleater, but this one behaved wonderfully adding to my excitement to finish the dress.
This is a great fitting dress. I am so pleased with the results.
Hope you enjoy the Easter holiday. Christ is truly risen and has conquered death for us all!