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Machine Smocked Easter Dress

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Bobbin Work Smocked Dress

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Girls
Style Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Cute, Holiday
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What materials did you use? Poly/Cotton fabric, Embroidery floss,

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What are you most proud of? I'm very thankful to Jesus - who gives me the creativity, resources & ability to make lovely dresses for my little granddaughters!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure your pleats are even, put a lightweight, fusible stabilizer on the wrong side of the fabrics, and sew the decorative stitches on the wrong side. My Baby Lock Sewing Machine came with a bobbin designed to accommodate heavy threads & yarn. Ordinary bobbins can work if you loosen the tension on the bobbin case. Generally speaking, I don't like to mess with the tension on the bobbin. If you plan to do a lot of bobbin work, I would suggest getting a second bobbin case that can be set to the looser tension.

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can i buy a sewing machine that does fancy smocking on small girls dresses

10/17/2014 Flag

I did this project on a BabyLock Symphony sewing machine. It has a special bobbin case that allows me to do "bobbin work". This bobbin case has a special tension setting that let me use the heavy metallic thread. I put the fabric right side down (facing the bobbin) and selected several different decorative stitches that are built into this machine. Many machines have a variety of decorative stitches to use. And you can adjust the tension on the bobbin to accommodate heavier threads, but I like the fact that my Symphony came with a separate bobbin case dedicated to that purpose so I don't have to mess with the bobbin tension. Hope this helps Dolores.v

10/19/2014 Flag

love this

10/22/2014 Flag

thank you Rannaquin!

10/24/2014 Flag