Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I'm Smocking a Bishop Dress

 This is a new challenge for me.  Juliet is going to get a bishop dress.  I'm using a Children's Corner pattern and following a Youtube video from SewNSo.  This is a very helpful video and I'm going step by step.  After sewing the shoulder seams and running the whole thing through the pleater I am now smocking.  I still don't have my cables bumping each other.  I'll have to work on that.

I bought a lawn print.  Lawn prints are lighter than your quilters cotton and this print is also very sweet.  The gap in there is my shoulder seam, but you can see when I smock, it comes together.

 This is linked to Esther's WOW and Freshly Pieced.


  1. Wow what an undertaking. Years ago I took a smocking class and made a baby bonnet... and that was lots of work. I can't wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is amazing. I'm a seamstress from way back, but have never tried smocking. It looks very consistent and beautiful!


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