Cindy Shealor's small pillowcase cover made out of cotton batiste. The plate is from Ellen McCarn, but Cindy isn't sure what the name is.
Nikki Stasny's blue & white seersucker baby boy bubble. The pattern is Creations by Michie #102--Pleated Bubble, and the embroidery design is from Applique for Kids. Nikki's grandson will look adorable in this outfit!
Susan's Reilly's Dorset Buttons. She attended a Houston Embroidery Guild workshop and learned how to make these beauties.
Susan's gorgeous tea cozy from Australian Smocking & Embroidery #34. Susan made this for a friend who drinks tea. Even if you didn't, who wouldn't want something this beautiful in their home?
Susan Reilly is modeling her jacket made from Vogue pattern #8430, and she definitely took the new 2017 Stash Buster challenge to heart. The jacket is crafted from wool she bought in Vienna in 1983!
Beth Walz' silk dupioni square yoke dress made several years ago for her daughter (now grown and married!). It was begun at a Martha Pullen school somewhere around 1997 and then finished in a Sue Stewart class in 2004. The classes were on lace shaping, and it's obvious Beth learned the technique well. Below is a close up of the bodice of this beauty.
Isn't this a fun sundress? Marisol Arteaga made this Children's Corner Mary De in pink gingham. She bought the smocked insert already done at MOS' Midnight Madness sale. One more great reason not to miss a single meeting!!
Susanna Terris' lovely smocked square yoke. It is made from a Gail Doane pattern. Here's a closer look at her beautiful smocking and embroidery.
Susan Reilly's Children's Corner bishop in cotton from it's Sew Heavenly. It's smocked with African Princess from Australian Smocking & Embroidery #46. Susan decided to make a more contemporary bishop, and this was the result. Great execution!
Susan Reilly planned on this dress being worn on Valentine's Day, 2016, but things didn't work out that way! She finished it in time for it to be worn in 2017, and it is a beauty. She used the square yoke bishop from Australian Smocking & Embroidery #91, and smocked "Caitan" on a novelty print cotton bought at Buttons & Bows. Below is a close up of the smocking:
This cutie was Karen Madden's first smocked dress ever. She smocked and constructed it in 24 hours for a Mardi Gras party. Wow! The pattern is a CC Bishop and the smocking plate is her own. Very impressive, Karen.
Karen Madden made this Christmas nightgown out of 100% cotton knit and used an Australian Smocking & Embroidery pattern. What a great way to greet Santa!
Have you ever seen a tea towel look so lovely? Leslye Usner used tea towels and a Creative Needle bishop pattern to make this sweet creation. The smocking design is also from Creative Needle.
A close up of Lesley's lovely work: