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.

2 puffing row smocking plate