I've been having fun recently reminding myself how to smock. I've known for quite a while, but so much time goes by between projects that I essentially have to learn again each time I try it. This dress is based on a pattern by Lynda Chase, who is House of Biscotti on eBay. (The blue outfit that Ann Estelle is wearing in the previous birthday blog post is this same pattern.)
I love this fabric, even though it isn't the best type of pattern to show off smocking stitches. It is designed by Luella Doss for Free Spirit Fabrics - the line is called "Fowl Play". http://freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/gallery.php?gal_id=539&sw_id=8525
"Cluck cluck cluck ..... sm-OCK!!" Someone may have just laid an egg!!
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