Featuring a variety of garments and smocking techniques, this issue is sure to encourage your creativity.
There's something for everyone… from a breathtaking christening gown and cute navy romper for babies, to a psychedelic sunset-print summer dress and a gorgeous ensemble of dress, jacket and handbag for older girls.
You'll also enjoy re-creating a special party dress, a sweet sundress, a cute skirt with ricrac smocking and an enchanting dress with a fully smocked bodice for younger girls.
All this, as well as readers’ letters, photographs and stories, add up to an exceptional issue that should not be missed.
As with each edition of Australian Smocking & Embroidery, issue 86treats you to world-class photography, multi-sized pattern sheets, complete instructions and ready-to-stitch kit sets to help re-create each project.
PRINCESS ISABELLA A special party dress fit for a princess. Sizes 12 and 18 months, 2 and 4 years
FLOWER CHILD Sweet sundress for a little girl's summer wardrobe. Sizes 4, 5 and 6 years
ANGEL'S KISS A graceful gown for baby angels. Sizes 3 and 6 months
GYPSY DANCE A dreamy summer dress for free spirited girls. Sizes 4, 6, 8 and 10 years
SAIL AWAY A cute little romper perfect for a baby boy. Sizes 6, 12 and 18 months
BETWEEN FRIENDS Be spoiled for choice with these cute and funky skirts. Sizes 4, 6 and 8 years
FRENCH CONNECTION A romantic summer ensemble. Sizes 6, 7 and 8 years
THE SECRET GARDEN An enchanting dress in a dainty floral print. Sizes 3, 4 and 5 years.
by Mary Lou Nelson, USA
Date Added: Tuesday 15 September, 2009
I've been smocking for my granddaughter Kate since before she was born. So when I saw "Flower Child" in issue 86 of ASAE I knew I just had to make it for her to wear on Easter morning.
The instructons for the construction, the smocking and the embroidery were so easy and so clear, I knew I would not have any trouble tackling this dress. And since I always make a smaller version of her dresses for her American Girl doll, I took on the challenge of the scaled down smocking and embroidery. The result is one happy little girl and one proud grandma.