Monday, August 20, 2012

Guest Blog: Michie' Mooney

We are happy to have a guest blogger today, Michie' Mooney!  Most of you will recognize her from our Sew Beautiful magazine, as she has a column each issue entitled "Just for the Boys."  In our latest issue, #144, she gives a smocking lesson featuring a favorite Halloween treat, candy corn!  You can always find Michie' either on her site, Creations by Michie', or see what she's making on her blog

Shoulder Close Bishop

By Michie' Mooney

How exciting to a see a version of the "Candy Corn Bishop" that I made last fall for my granddaughter appear in the newest issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine!  I love the bishop style on the little ones and the beginner level picture smocking makes this a quick project as far as smocking goes.  The magazine also includes the graph for the "Candy Corn" and 3 of my favorite tips for Picture Smocking.

Here is pretty and easy technique that is great when you prefer not to have the opening down the center back of the dress. Basically, the back of the dress is cut on the fold and the placket is sewn in where the left sleeve and back of the dress join.

To print these instructions on a full page, click here.

To see Michie's original post, go visit her blog here.

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