Smocked Dress Pattern / Smocked Bishop Pattern /Ultimate Bishop Pattern / Classic Bishop Pattern / by Ellen McCarn


Almost every heirloom designer has a Bishop pattern, but Ellen McCarn's is unique.

The hem of her design is straight across and the garment does not "hike up" under the arms as in other patterns. There is more fullness in the sleeve and a slight curve to the neckline which eliminates the dip in the front and back often seen in Bishop dresses.

This additional fullness also decreases the tendency for a bishop neckline to "turtleneck"

There are sleeve variations for short, long or angel sleeves, insert collar, collar overlay, or front or back openings.

A detailed, 24-page, step-by-step instruction booklet with over 150 illustrations, and a multi-sized smocking design are included. There are over 6 garment variations with instructions for each variation. There are even size charts for sleeve bands, neckbands and more.

The instruction booklet is so good that I have even recommended buying the pattern just to get the instructions.

Sizes 3 mos.-4 yrs. or 5-12 years

NOTE: Be sure to check the yardage required for this dress. Because of the fullness it takes more fabric than other bishop patterns.

Shipping from United States

I ship within 1-2 business days using USPS 1st class shipping whenever possible.
When I find that the shipping charged was higher than necessary I will refund the overage.

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.
Shipping for Pleater Needles International customers
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.

Returns & Exchanges

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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