Saturday, August 17, 2013

Emily by Maja's Heirlooms

Smocking on Emily by Maja's Heirlooms

I am scrambling to finish my summer sewing before the season ends and school starts.  This is a quick smock and sew.  (Although, it sat in UFO mode for a few months at my house.)

Emily by, Maja's Heirlooms
Loosely inspired by Ivey Crenshaw's Dress

Pink Pique and brown and pink Renaissance Ribbons (all from my stash)

I liked the simple construction of this dress.  I really like the way the smocked bodice is added to the lining.  This might be a great first project for a new smocker. My only dislike is the shoulder straps are not pre-sized to the girl, but adjusted and sewn down after they are complete.  You could reduce bulk in that are by pre-measuring the straps.

Front view

Back view

Enjoying every last minute of summer!


  1. Such an adorable dress with impressive details!

  2. Bravo! Love the pink and brown together!

  3. I love that -- both the front and back views! I bought that pattern but my daughter got too old for it before I got it made up:(

  4. Oh My Gosh! That turned out SUPER cute! Must copy.......

  5. Really cute "big girl" smocked dress! Love the colors