I love smocked children's clothes. However, as many of you madres know, they are rather expensive... and since babies and kids grow so quickly... it's hard to rationalize spending $100 on each and every outfit. And as sad as it is, baby shower gifts don't last forever!
SO, I've decided it's time to learn to smock & sew.
I really have no idea where to start. All I know is, my mother-in-law is an incredible seamstress and smocker extraordinaire. Obviously, so is my sister (not at smocking, but sewing). Smith gave me her hand-me-down Singer sewing machine (only 2 years old!) when she moved on to the big dog Baby Lock. For those of you like me, who don't sew- a Baby Lock is pretty much the Mercedes of sewing machines. From what I've heard, anywho.
I opened the sewing machine box last night, and I can honestly say I'm a little overwhelmed. I have a friend who knows how to sew and she is coming over on Thursday, so I'm hoping she can show me the basics.
Last night, I went to a smocking website (http://www.thechildrenscornerstore.com/) and ordered some supplies. Again, I have no clue what I'm doing. I ordered some smocking plates that I would like to use... someday.This afternoon Chappy and I ventured over to Michael's in Destin to purchase some "floss." I think that's the term for string in the smocking world.
Luckily, I'm going to see Reed's mother, Emily, for the next two weekends-- hopefully I can get her to help me!
This will be a work in progress, I am sure.