Smocked Dress Pattern / Baby Dress / Basic Yoke Dress / Smocking / Sleeve Variations / Multiple Looks / Tulip Hat / Judith Marquis /


The term “classic” or “basic” yoke in smocking refers to a garment that has a horizontal seam across the front bodice, usually in the armhole area or just below. It traditionally has a collar, puff sleeves and smocking to the bottom of the armhole or to the waist. This style of smocked garment was popular in the 30’s and endures to this day.

The back dress usually echoes the front, with the skirt gathered or smocked onto a yoke, back yoke buttoned to the end or to the waist and, often has a sash or button belt added. In this pattern, traditional styling has been offered as well as a few additional modern looks and variations to help you with your design such as the Tulip sleeves and shoulder ruffle.

However, it also encourages you to take a leap and design your own garment. Mix and match different elements and suggestions in the “Designer in You” section to create a unique little dress, jumper, or pinafore. There are so many ways to be creative.

Each step of the way through construction there are choices you can make, so, plan your garment accordingly with the aid of the ‘child’s body’ (croquis) on the pattern sheet to get the feel of your own design. This little tool will help you to record not only your new design but also make note of what notions you might need such as lace, coordinating fabric for lining or piping.

Don’t forget the Whimsical Tulip Hat which was inspired by Cicely Mary Barker’s delightful fairy illustrations in her children’s books. There actually is a blue Scottish harebell flower which she used along with several other flowers, like tulips, as fairy hats in her illustrations. This little hat can be made to coordinate with your dress to complete an ensemble. Line it in a second fabric and make it reversible! Add a button topknot, contrast topstitching, embroidery, micro piping or a little Velcroed® chin strap. Again, so many choices.

Infant Sizes: 3 mos./11 lbs.; 6 mos./14 lbs.; 12 mos./20 lbs.; 18 mos./26 lbs.

Price: $15.00

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Shipping for Pleater Needles US customers
Needles are shipped in a heavy cardboard envelope to prevent bending. While this would seem to increase the shipping cost actually USPS charges the same rate for 1, 2 and 3 oz. 1 oz is the smallest weight I can use.
Based on this I have set a flat shipping rate of $3.00 for up to 80 pleater needles shipped in 1 package within the United States.
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I am happy to ship Internationally but must calculate the shipping. Please request a custom order so I can add the appropriate postage for your country.

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I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Damaged items can always be returned.

Pattern manufacturers frequently change the picture on a pattern face without changing the pattern. For this reason The pattern you receive may have a different envelope than the one pictured.

Cut fabric can not be returned or cancelled.

Non fabric sales can be canceled but if the shipping label has been printed the shipping cost will not be refunded.

When items are returned the postage will be paid by the buyer. Refund will be for the cost of the item only.


Pattern manufacturers frequently change the picture on a pattern face without changing the pattern. For this reason The pattern you receive may have a different envelope than the one pictured.

Item quantities may change while you have items in your cart and may no longer be available when you purchase it.

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Can fabric purchases be cancelled or returned?

No. Fabric purchases can not be cancelled or returned.

How do I order more than 1 yard of fabric?

For even yards specify the amount in the quantity field.
For fabric amounts not listed or not a multiple of 1 yard , for example 1 ½ yards, please enter a custom request and I will gladly cut it for you.

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