I started this picture smocking project sometime around 2002 or 2003. I got the design plate from an issue of Sew Beautiful that I cannot find in my messy sewing room at the moment.
When I completed this front panel, I put on some bias binding but did an awful job. I tossed it into the UFO box, probably planning to re-visit the project and get the binding on correctly.
Well, yesterday I did re-visit it and after unpicking and re-stitching several times, in the end it was still an awful job!
I put the dress together in spite of the puckering and crunched pleats.
Oh what the heck. When grandbaby wears it, I doubt those around her will notice. It's 12 month size.
I found some pretty little daffodil buttons. Unfortunately, I couldn't find thread to match the dress exactly. I figured I had made enough errors, I might just stay on the same track.
I liked smocking this design plate. I just love daffodils. They are just about the only plant around here that the deer won't eat.
The UFO box is getting empty!