Two and a half years ago, I got this Liberty of London fabric on an incredible sale for $11 per meter (regular price was about $24 per meter) from the Country Bumpkin online shop in Australia. I bought it planning to make a dress for Samantha’s 6th Birthday. Since I was going to Germany for 2 weeks, I was excited that it arrived in time for me to pleat the fabric so I could hand smock it on the airplane. Take a wild guess if I did any hand sewing on the trip. (haha! NO!) But what a tale to tell about the fabric that traveled the world before becoming a dress!
Liberty of London cotton lawn fabric. hand smocking and hand embroidered flowers across front of dress. buttons and ties in the back.
I love this dress, but Samantha won’t wear it often because of the “puffy sleeves”. so when you have an opinionated child to sew/buy for, make sure you find out exactly how picky they are or you may not be getting your money’s worth.
Samantha age 7.5 2008