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InstructionsThe magazine featuring this pattern is currently out of print. I put updates on how I modified the traditional pattern on my blog.
The instructions to create the rosette for the sleeve are published for free on the blog.
Type of item: Clothing
Beads, polyester crepe fabric and polyester organza for the overlay.
What was your inspiration?
My daughter! She wanted a lime green dress for Christmas and named this one "Tiana" after Disney's "Princess and the Frog."
What are you most proud of?
That I actually completed it! The polyester fabrics were very difficult to work with and I had to deviate from some standard smocking practices to finish it. It half of it was hand-gathered--very time consuming. There is a lot of hand work on this dress.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you're smocking for the first time, use the traditional fabrics until you're used to the process.