My husband asked me to make something for a friend of his that has a new little girl. He wanted a smocked dress in a small size. I decided on the classic bishop dress in a size 12 month. I took a trip to the Smocking Bird for fabric in a nice floral print. I used Chery William’s Baby Bishops Pattern and Ellen McCarn’s Olivia Grace smocking plate.
I really liked using this plate because it also has designs for smocked sleeves. Smocking the sleeves takes a little bit of extra time in the beginning but makes the construction phase go faster. This plate is also great for anyone new to smocking since it is only 5 to 6 rows.
The finished dress looks like summer to me and I hope the little girl enjoys it.