Emma's Smocked Baby Dresses as seen in Sew Beautiful Magazine.
I've shown you these pictures before.
But I am so excited that Emma is available again that I decided to post some pictures this week.
This is the Classic Emma.
I did some cute things to it for the magazine article.
And made this dress in exquisite Blue Dotted Swiss!
(the real thing!)
I attached a lace edging along the skirt.
I stitched it with a small running stitch right over where the hem was stitched to the skirt. Using a Madeira #80 thread, you can't even see the stitches. Always use the same color thread as the lace.
Smocked and accented in my favorite color combo - pink and blue
And to answer the question about pleating Dotted Swiss.
I pleated it just like I would have pleated anything else. I didn't have any trouble at all. I just pleated slowly in case I pleated through a dot. NO TROUBLE!
I would never have considered removing the dots. Way too much trouble.
I did a sweet collar treatment. I found this on a baby dress shared with me by a student. I named the dress in the Sew Beautiful article "Larsen Kate" after her Granddaughter.
I added a little cuff to the dress too.
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