Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gather ye rosebuds...

 I have been trying to gather these durned rosebuds for over 30 years!
I smocked this insert for Mandy,  on a pretty little rosebud print that was very popular back in the 70s, when she was a toddler.  Then I put it down; didn't finish it up, and forgot about it.   I pulled it out to finish it years later, and realized that I had used too much of it to make some smocked bonnets.  OH NO!  There was not enough to put a back on the dress.

  This was before the internet, and I searched high and low, to no avail.   You can't imagine my joy when Margo came into the store last week with a piece of the rosebud cotton for Kathy, who has a new granddaughter.  I hate to admit it, but I snatched the fabric from Kathy's hands before she could get a good grip on it.
     I haven't decided for sure, but I will probably just make a  little yoke dress with a Peter Pan collar and puff sleeves.  That was the intention many years ago,  but it will be sweet little Sarah's face above the collar instead of Mandy's. 
   Won't it be fun to get a photo of Aunt Mandy and Sarah and a little rosebud dress! 


  1. Sweet and amazing that you still had the fabric . I've said it before--how lucky those little girls are to be YOUR granddaughters

  2. I can't wait to see Sarah in it!

  3. I can't wait to see Sarah in it!