Baby Booties Pattern II sneak peak


This version of Dorothy’s Slippers is smocked on a sparkly red organza (which is a dream to pleat & smock!) using satin floss (so much fun!). Matching satin is used for the bias binding & an underlining for the sheer fabric. Cotton is used for the lining & soles for comfort. Round elastic cord is guided through loops made with sheer ribbon with satin edges. The same ribbon makes the bows. The contrast sides are made of sparkly red vinyl. One of the other views is suitable for a christening- photos are coming soon! Pre-orders will be available (with a special price) soon!

From the Baby Booties Patterns


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ballerina view-a fast & easy smocking/sewing project for tiny toes!

More pattern news!

More & more versions for all of the original patterns & each of the new patterns are really coming along.

Here are some new details for one of the new patterns-

The Smocked Ruffle Dress & Pinafore is smocked from the shoulder to just above the waist & has a deep ruffle with two more ruffles below it. The back of the dress is a smocked ruffle attached to a yoke with buttons down the back opening. So many ways to make this! Each ruffle can feature a different color or print, or all be the same. The optional bias bands can be a contrasting color or print, or feature the same fabric. I am picturing this with a Smocked Hat from the Smocked Hat Pattern made in matching fabrics. The Pinafore is a full skirt smocked from the shoulder, with the back skirt shaped to meet the yoke. The hems of the Dress & the Pinafore can be edged with a wide bias strip to match the neck & armhole openings (or puffed sleeve bands)-just one of the ways to finish this one! The dress can also be made as full skirt or as a top, & I’ve included an optional sash for the dress & pinafore. I am planning to make a holiday dress with the Smocked Pinafore, a “dressy” Ruffle Dress, & one in some fun fabrics for everyday!

Stay tuned to see what else is coming!

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