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Pattern Reviews> Children's Corner> 60 (Chrissy)

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Posted on:3/6/14 10:20 AM
Project Photo:Children's Corner: 60 by Riversmocker

Children's Corner: 60 by Riversmocker  Children's Corner: 60 by Riversmocker  
Pattern Rating:Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Round yoke smocked dress

Pattern Sizing:
Size 6

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, except for the attaching the yoke to the dress, it got weird.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The style is so classic and it really shows off all the extensive smocking.
My daughter really loved the wear-ability, it was totally her most comfortable summer dress.
I really remember disliking the way the yoke and dress were assembled, I think I ended up just hand tacking the whole yoke lining in place.

Fabric Used:
Cotton Batiste for the yoke with smocking, regular cotton for the dress skirt.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Nope

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I made two.

Conclusion:
Super cute dress that my daughter loved, (she wore it on her first day of kindergarten), but a PITA to put together. A person has to really love to smock because the design area is massive.

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Adaire said...
Really lovely work.
3/6/14 11:32 AM
Pj3g said...
Gorgeous! I really admire all of you who are smockers! I love it so much but don't want to do it! Beautiful work!
3/6/14 8:18 PM
sewgirlygirl-knot! said...
Very cute dresses. The smocking is great.
3/7/14 3:24 PM
kiawah said...
Are you using the Bishop pattern. That was always really easy because you put the upper part of the dress together with French seams and then pleated and smocked it. It always fit nicely too. I see you live in SC. If you're anywhere near Charleston, Sew'n'Sew in Summerville is a wonderful store with beautiful fabrics and classes. Your picture smocking was wonderful! You really did wonderful work and how nice that your daughter loved it! My 31 year old still hasn't forgiven me :-)
3/7/14 11:55 PM
 
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