I think the smocked featherwale dress that Cheryl made is just what I NEED to make for my granddaughter, Taylor. It'll be perfect for our easy winter weather. I don't want to try pleating a bishop because I'm scared of those seams! lol Then I saw a smocked featherwale yoke dress in the latest Sew Beautiful magazine and it started calling my name.
Instead of a yoke dress, I decided to make a Mary De. That way she can either wear a turtle neck or a blouse underneath. Last night I cut out the pattern pieces and tonight I'll cut the material.
I can't decide whether to use the smocking plate out of Sew Beautiful...or maybe the butterflies... or maybe the purses....Hmmmm...all of them may look too "springy"...I don't know.
I'm also going to make Taylor a yoke dress for Christmas...I will probably use an insert, though.