In the quiet after the holidays, I finished a bereavement gown in honor of a little one who died too early. She was named Pearl by her parents. I am looking forward to mailing it to my brother and his wife in Michigan, but I thought I would share it first. It is heart wrenching to lose a child. I am hoping this little garment will carry with it much sympathy. I’ve had a few opportunities lately to share English Smocking with interested friends, and I hope to share this gown before sending it through the mail to Michigan. Hopefully, my brother doesn’t read my blog. 🙂
For the gown, I used Acorn Fabric’s English voile. It is a 2-ply, 100 percent cotton, made in England. I am very pleased with it. It is difficult to show via a picture. The voile is lovely. It is fitting for an angel.
I wrote some time ago about how well the voile pleats, and how nicely the fabric cooperates. It was a pleasure to work with. Along with the English voile, I paired an ecru French lace. For the English Smocking, I used Madeira silk floss, made in Germany.
For those not familiar with the Wee Care ministry, the Smocking Arts Guild tells the story on their Website.