Monday, November 30, 2009

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Have you ever looked for special shoes for a Christening? Here are just the ones to make that special day more memorable. They are made of Dupion silk with silk ribbon hand embroidered roses & vines with pearls. Hand embroidery adds that extra special feature & you can choose your own design.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Unique & Old.

This small OOAK dress was made from the most beautiful roll of old Swiss embroidered cotton which was unearthed in a warehouse in Melbourne after being closed down for over 30 years. The fine weave of the fabric together with the rich embroidery makes this little smocked Bishop gown very desirable. It is suitable for a Christening on a hot summer day.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Blue Dupion Silk Rompers........

Size is very important when making clothing for reborn "babies" - we want them to look like preemie babies so their outfits must look appropriate for the length of the reborn doll.... here are rompers showing the sizes next to a Size 1 child's romper, the tiny one is for a 10" & the larger for a 14". These were all smocked across the bodice, then piping added to the sleeves, ankles & bodice & matching hats completed the sets... don't they look wonderful for little preemie 'babies'? I do like to give attention to the tiniest detail for more authenticity.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pretty & Pink

Aren't these an absolute dream for little girls? All pink & lacey with matching hats for our hot summer days, smocked in colours that suit both fabrics .... The pink spot is a very fine embroidered voile & the other is 100% cotton just perfect for Australias hot weather..

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cream & Brown

This was a lovely way to mix cream & brown - the broderie anglaise collar effect is achieved by pleating & smocking it in with the dress & it then fans out across the shoulders & neckline beautifully. A matching pair of bloomers & hat complete the set.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fresh Lime Green!

This was such a delight to smock - the DMC thread was variegated & matched the lime green gingham very nicely... there is a matching smocked mopsy hat.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Colour Co-ordinated...

Here are three colour co-ordinated smocked dresses for 2/3 & 3/4 sized girls. Made of 100% cottons & mixing florals & stripes of the same colour quality, makes them the perfect little summer set & each has a matching smocked mopsy hat to compliment the outfit. Laces in white broderie anglaise finish them off beautifully..

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pearls & Lace

If you love delicacy, pearls & lace, this is the one for you. Taken from the AS&E Magazine & titled "Milestones" this little gown & bonnet are just beautiful for a special occasion such as a Christening or Baptism...light & cool for the hot summer days it would suit a newborn perfectly...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Reborn 'Babies'

Here are three reborn babies all dressed & ready for new Mummy's. Their skin colouring, micro-rooted hair & eyelashes & tiny manicured fingers & toenails are just sooooo real. They all have 3/4 limbs & suede bodys which are weighted, to replicate a real baby of that size. The yellow & pink 100% cotton dresses cover white towelling size 00000 snap nappies & the green & white striped romper looks so cute on this little one, he has a nappy underneath. All these babies come fully dressed & with their own birth certificate & care sheets. A teeny Bible will accompany each one also. They make the most beautiful gifts & unusual as well. No two are exactly the same so they are also unique.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Colourful & Cute

If you like bright colours this is the set for you - it is made of dupion silk in stripes & striking it is! The romper has been smocked on the sleeves, legs, the bonnet & Bishop neckline with colours from the fabric & finished with matching red ribbon ties on the bonnet ... Luca looks a delight,

Friday, November 20, 2009

Summer Play Set

This is a lovely little summer play set for a 6 mth old girl - I have used a fine pink check gingham fabric with white broderie anglaise laces for the sleeves, hemline & bloomer hems & there were matching shoes, Pink satin ribbons for the shoes & sleeves completed the ensemble beautifully...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hungarian Christening

The paternal Great-grandmother chose this gown for her special great-grandaughter & doesn't she look lovely - it was custom made for the child's Christening in Budapest Hungary in July this year. The off-white dupion silk gown was heavily smocked across the skirt & at the wrists. There were matching white laces to the hemline & sleeves .. she looks lovely Mummy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Prince & Princess

These outfits were a special order for two beautiful dolls in the USA. The clothing was custom made from dupion silks in the rich Royal purple colour befitting a Prince & the Gold was for the little Princess. Because she is royalty rich gold coloured guipure laces were chosen for her gown whilst he had matching gold stitching around the neckline of his romper. Delicate free hand designs were painted on their faces to reflect the Alien theme. Aren't they lovely...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

1/4 limbs are catered for.....

Today's picture is one of a smocked pink voile romper & smocked bonnet with pearls for the 1/4 limb reborn babies out there... as reborn collectors would know, some dolls come with only the hands, feet & head therefore they require clothing that covers the body bags & fabric arms & legs & this little outfit does the job perfectly.... this particular outfit was custom made for a client in the USA.

Monday, November 16, 2009

"Lil Love" For Sale

Here is one of the adorable "babies" for sale - her name is 'Lil Love' & she sucks her thumb & measures 10" (25cm) in length. She has a tiny micro-rooted head with matching eyelashes which have been done in the best quality dark brown mohair - she will come to you fully dressed in the colour of your choice with a 00000 sized nappy & birth certificate with all her details. The wonderfully talented Janan has created this little darling.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Blue is for Boys!

Sometimes little boys are overlooked when it comes to Christening outfits & their Daddy's don't like them to be dressed too "sissy". Here is a pale blue dupion silk set, comprising of an all-in-one romper, shoes & smocked cap.. for that little man in your life. The legs & sleeves can be cuffed if preferred.
Did you know that silk is a natural fibre, suited to the hot climates & 'breaths' with the wearer. It should never be stored in plastic bags for long periods of time.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday at Last!

Trying to find the right fabric for a special collar isn't always easy but in this case the cream collar & smocking are perfectly matched with this rich deep pink satin-backed shantung. I am very pleased with the outcome. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So Sweet!

A friend asked me to make this sweet little set for her 12 inch baby doll.... she chose cream dupion silk with 100% cotton laces & doesn't 'Giggles' look just lovely. These have been made for 12 mth babies & now, right down to the teeny "pretend babies" ! If you are a doll collector you will understand the need to have your precious little ones dressed beautifully.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cute as a Button.

This was a bit of a challenge due to the size - it was to fit this 12 inch baby & it needed to have piping on the bodice, collars, legs & sleeves but the final result is just so cute & well worth the effort & fiddling...the back is closed with 2 teeny blue heart-shaped buttons. Back to the smocking & a new white gown......

Monday, November 9, 2009


Yes, we are having a sale of "babies" for a few weeks..... these lovely little reborn dolls are the work of Janan from My Forever Babies in the USA. My front page shows a basket full of these little wonders & every one is for sale..... with $100 off the rrp there are huge savings to be had. What a unique Christmas gift for someone special or for yourself.. they come all dressed in the best smocked fabrics & some have guipure laces for trims, plus a fitted 00000 sized snap nappy & blanket ... email for details asap as they will be running out the door at these prices..... have a great day, back tomorrow.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I just couldn't resist putting this pic on my blog. A work in progress for a few days & here it is all finished - I've used sage green dupion silk, cream guipure laces for the sleeves & legs with matching cream pearls - stunning effect I thought. And my model is "Giggles", one of my many 12 inch dolls.
I have been working on these tiny booties which are made of Dupion silk. Pink ribbon embroidery completed the design very nicely & on the toes are a pink bow which is held in place by colonial knots. Spider roses were placed on each side to finish off... aren't they just lovely for that special event or even Christening Day.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Another day another project to begin....

I have a few more wonderful places for you to visit today.
They include Country Bumpkin in Australia, Grace L. Knott in USA & Garden Fairies of the USA - these are another 3 wonderful places to source those supplies. books & patterns.... keep those needles smocking..

Friday, November 6, 2009


Have you ever wondered, just where to find a smocking pattern for a specific garment?? Well, after many years I have a few wonderful sources.... here are a couple to get you started -
'The Smocking Bonnet' & 'Martha Pullen' these are in the USA but post quite safely to Australia. Then in Oz we have the wonderful 'Status Thimble' which is run by Judith Adams in Sydney - go have a look at the gorgeous array of items for sale....

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Welcome & Thankyou

Thankyou so much to all the supporters of my new venture ie; this blog! I am looking forward to hearing from everyone.. regards - Judith

Welcome to Allsewsmocking - here is Perfect Miss DD (one of my adorable grand-daughters).

Welcome to Allsewsmocking - here is Perfect Miss DD (one of my adorable grand-daughters).
Matching smocked mopsy hat & dress


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I would love to hear your comments on my work or perhaps one of the "babies" in the pictures. These special babies are the handy work of Janan who is a very clever USA reborning artist & does custom orders on request....... pop into her web site - links on the right - & check out the beautiful babies.

What a pleasure it is to sew & smock for the clever artists who create these lifelike 'babies'... amongst my valued customers is Selena Saxton of Toowoomba Australia who is very well known in the reborning industry for her original ideas in presentation & doll creativity.... well done Selena, it is wonderful to sew your designs...

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