Samantha’s Smocked Liberty of London Dress

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


About Missy

I'm a wife to an awesome Army vet, and mother to four daughters and three step-sons! I love to sew. I learned to sew in 4H, and from my Oma while staying with her for a week or two in the summers as a young girl. I love to bake desserts. I would love to live on lots of land and own lots of animals. I've always been drawn to nature which has lead me towards a more natural and healthy lifestyle which I'm finally trying to bring back into my life, and those precious lives around me.
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One Response to Samantha’s Smocked Liberty of London Dress

  1. Chookyblue says:

    this is beautiful……….

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