Here is Lacey wearing her mommy's smocked bubble I made for her over 25 years ago. It always amazes me when her mommy pulls something out from the box of clothes I saved, for Lacey to wear. They look as good as they did way back then.
It is also amazing to see how my work has improved over all those years. When I was making all those clothes for Elizabeth (Lacey's mother), I had no formal instruction and did everything "off the cuff". I didn't know about French seams and apparently didn't know too much about lace and trims, as it seems I rarely used any!!! Or maybe my memory is rusty, and really it is because the fabric is all I could afford!!!
This bubble had a matching smocked, stiff-brimmed bonnet , but , sadly, we cannot locate it.
The only picture I have of the bonnet is this one, my cousin's child wearing it for a photo with a bishop dress I had made for her. (and no, they don't have it either) I am sure it is in another box, lost somewhere in the dark recesses of my attic!!!