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Smocking plates, Uncategorized

Diamonds and Pearls free smocking plate

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I call this plate diamonds and pearls because the trellises make diamond shapes and the beads are placed on each corner of the center (black) rows of stitching.  This plate was designed to go with my enchanted top pattern but it can go with just about any pattern.

My enchanted pattern is also a free pattern available here.

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Smocking plates, Uncategorized

Rosalinda (free) smocking plate

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Another Beautiful free smocking plate for you.  This one was also done on my Smocked Babydoll Top pattern with wider straps and the binding done wider so that the bullion roses could be added.  It has 3 sections of smocking with  rows left unsmocked to create puffing.  I think that puffing looks so cute and delicate on little girls.

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If you have a little one that likes pulling on her clothes (and stretching out your beautiful work) then I have a little trick that I do to it to prevent that from happening, or at least to help prevent it.  I’ll post about it soon, I promise.

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Blythe dolls, Uncategorized

Smocked bishop dress for Blythe

This is a pattern to make this beautiful smocked bishop dress that fits blythe and other similarly sized dolls. Pattern includes instructions on fabric cutting, pleating, and assembling the dress. Dress closes with snaps or hook and loop tape in back.

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It does not include instructions on how to smock or a smocking plate.

I recommend a pleater with half rows or pleating by hand if yours does not have half rows. Dress can be pleated with 5 half rows.

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This pattern is a fun pattern to experiment with, cut is short into a top, shorten the sleeves or lengthen them, leave only the pleated section and create an angel sleeve. Since only small pieces of fabric are needed it can even be done with lace trim. (Last picture was created with lace lined with fabric and sleeves shortened to angel sleeves) Please note that this is a full pattern with 1 pattern page to print and 11 pages of sewing tutorial, this pattern however has not been tested by anyone other than me!!!  Because this pattern has not been testing it is being offered at a super low price of only $1.50.

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