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.