It has turned out very nicely, and is in such a lovely floral fabric. A friend said yesterday she can always pick my smocking; I often pick simple fabrics with not too much of a print and I usually do the smocking tone-on-tone. I did get half way through this one though and think maybe i should have done it in cream, maybe with a row or two of the deep red I used in the flowers. Oh well, next time maybe! i need to take a lead from my friend and do some things that are more colourful; although that is a bit of the motivation behind the last dress; with the colourful smocking around the waist.
Anyway, the smocking looks like this:
And the back looks like this (because every "swishy" dress needs a lovely bow on the back I think...)
As for any other news, my eldest is away with school for two days on a learner driver course. What a great idea and should be done by all schools. Hopefully he will come home fully capable of changing gears in my manual car; it was the thing I really did not want to have to teach him. He wont be driving out on the roads for a while yet though, he doesn't turn 16 until December, so it will be two months of playing in the driveway I think. I am not sure what I think of him getting his learner's permit; hopefully it will for the most part go well, with few arguments! Time will tell. We have already made a pact where he will do what he is told without the eternal questioning and arguing back and i will try to be a bit more patient. If we can both stick to that, we should be okay!!