I was hired to make some special order smocked dresses and recently they were picked up; thanks so much to Jordyn for being a model for me! (Click on the image to see it in a larger size.)
The above dress is a basic style, the one below is the classic bishop style.
After many years of searching and trying different patterns, I finally found a blouse pattern just as I wanted it to be...In our pattern box, where it's been for years. And everyone that sees them loves them, including my dad and brothers...they actually comment on how they like these. So I'm making them available to you to order "special", meaning that I will use the materials you send me, and do the sewing for you, rather than "stocking" them.
These blouses fit beautifully, have feminine gathered sleeves, three pleats on either side of the buttons down the center, and a rounded collar. There is a lovely long-sleeve option, as well as the short sleeve option shown.
Materials needed: 2 1/4 to 3 yards fabric (depending on size), 6 t0 8 buttons (depending on size), 1 spool (at least 200 yards of Gutterman or Coats and Clark brand) thread to match fabric, 1 package 1/4" elastic.
Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14 or 16 are $20.00 for the labor.
Sizes 18 are $25.00 for the labor.
Contact me about sizing details to learn your size.