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Helen Smocked American Girl Doll Pattern


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This dress was designed to feature a beautiful bodice that was smocked with beads. It is a simple smocking pattern that a beginning smocker can easily sew. It is a fun smocking pattern to play with using different beads and colors of floss. If you make the floss color is the same as the dress, the beads will show up but not the smocking. The pattern includes seven large pictures of different choices for colors of fabric, beads and floss. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You need basic sewing skills to make a doll dress on the sewing machine and basic smocking skills. (This is an easy smocking pattern.) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Pattern fits 18-inch dolls with vinyl head, arms and legs and a cloth stuffed body and was sized on The American Girls Collection(r) dolls by The Pleasant Company.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 3/4-yard of batiste or 5/8-yard of soft broadcloth. 4" of Velcro. 9" of cord for piping. Thread to match. Floss and beads (see directions for color suggestions). Optional: 2/3-yard of 7/8"-1" wide ribbon with organdy and satin stripes.

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Infinite Freedom
Infinite Freedom
I started sewing as a very young child and absolutely fell in love with the craft. As a young mother I made all of my own clothes as well as those for my four children. While my children were in school, I also went to school and became a Licensed Professional Counselor. Later, in life I changed careers and became a computer programmer and then a webmaster. It seems like sewing has been the great passion and comforter during my whole life. It has always been fun to learn or create something new. And it has carried me through the difficult times in my life.