Friday, February 12, 2010

Easter dress #2

The pattern is 'Maggie" from Childern's Corner. I made Size 1.
The instructions for smocking were very detailed as were all the steps except for the part when the collar gets attached. I found that step #10, vague.

I am not too thrilled with the gathers at the back neck. I had trouble getting the collar to sit properly.

The back is smocked, and the neck edged is gathered. I wonder if it will be too bulky for the wearer?
I used a pretty yellow pique with a duck print. I bought 2 yards for $27.00 several years ago at a SAGA convention.

The pique smocked beautifully. The pattern was quick to smock. I used up all of this trim on the dress. But I have 1/4 meter of the pique leftover.

I don't think I'll make this pattern again because of the back neck.


  1. Hi! My goodness you are such an incredibly talented sewer! I really hope you inspire your granddaughter to take up stitching, she looks like an angel in each of your creations. I particularly love the Easter coat, must have taken you an age. Do you ever make anything for yourself? I am very pleased that you have incorporated my campaign into yours. All the best

  2. Thanks for the compliments.
    I do sew for myself,crafts & home dec, but right now the grandbaby is a novelty. So I'm pretty much focused on children's wear for my stash bustin'.

  3. This is SEW sweet!!! I agree the back neck area looks bulky. I'm surprised they don't have a line drawing of the back displayed on the pattern since it really is quite distinctive. I personally really like the front, but the back does give me pause. Love the trim you used as well.