A Smocked Sundress
for miss Elizabeth! This pattern is from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. The fabric is from my stash… I used this fabric 3 years ago to make the diaper bag that I’ve used since the kiddos were born! I now have to remember NOT to take that diaper bag if we go out with this dress!
I have decided that smocking is the coolest thing I’ve ever done with my machine 🙂 and that I want to smock everything in sight. The lazy me would REALLY like to be able to find preloaded bobins though! It’s not that time consuming at all – it’s just not as fast as doing it with the machine. Every second counts when you try to sew in stolen moments!
Little things I’d change:
— I will put the first row of smocking closer to the top. The instruction say 1″ from top but I would do it just below the top fold because while I don’t mind the little ruffle effect at the top, I wish that we couldn’t see the underside of the fabric up there…
— I would like to be able to sew the smocking on the right lenght of fabric and not have to cut the bottom after the smocking is done — the bottom of the dress is somewhat wabbly even though I tried to make it straight and used my rotary cutter. Because it’s for a small child the bottom of the dress isn’t THAT far from the gatter effect of the smocking causing that issue (for me!)
Part I thought was the coolest? The shrivel under the iron part. It’s OH SO COOL! haha.