Basic Skills Necessary:
- sew a straight seam, gather fabric or smock, insert a zipper
This is the perfect dress for young girls that are wishing for more grown up clothing (tweens) It has a mixture of the straight lines and simplicity of a grown up dress but still has the smocking that we love to make. However for those who don't smock, there is also an option for making the dress with a gathered front instead.
There are also 2 options for the back. You can either make it with a zipper back or for fast dressing make it with a shirred elastic back.
Try different fabrics to get different looks.
Sizing / Finished Measurements:
- sizes 8 to 14, chest measurements 25" 27"28.5" 29.5" 31"
- Other items that will be needed: Sewing machine, embroidery needles, pleater (or somebody who can pleat for you), Scissors, Tape, Measuring tape, pins, Smocking plate, Iron, invisible zipper foot or 5 groove pin tuck foot
You Will Also Need:
- , Notions: Cotton mini cord or premade piping, thread to match fabric, Embroidery Floss (for smocked dress), 12" invisible zipper, Wash away tape (optional)