I managed to make this pattern up and I just love how it turned out! Baby’s Breath is unique in that it is a bishop style but has a seamless yoke. The clever construction has arms that are inserted. The other unique thing about this pattern is that it is styled for flannel or brushed cotton. So many heirloom and smocking patterns for baby use batiste. It is lovely, but no the most practical in many areas of the country. A beautiful brushed cotton such as Autumn Vine available from Pink Hollybush is perfect for this pattern and so soft for baby! The smocking plate I used is included in the pattern. The cuffs and neckbinding is made from Soft Green Check, also from Pink Hollybush. What a perfect gift for the new mother! Judith also has this masculine bonnet pattern for baby boys.
Finally a way to include some smocking for your boy that even the fussiest dad won’t object to! For baby girls there is Little Snowdrift.
This pattern has a deep yoke that would be perfect for machine or hand embroidery. You can choose to smock it or leave it plain. All of Judith’s patterns include smocking designs. We are also carrying Little Breeze.
This pattern can be a nightgown or sundress depending on what material you choose to make it out of. Smocking is a perfect project to take to the pool, so start planning a summer project now!