Contemporary Smocked Dress Pattern / Contemporary, Traditional, Dropped and Inset Yoke / Sleeve Options / Neck Variations / by Ellen McCarn


What makes this smocked dress pattern 'contemporary'?

The bodice is more fitted to the child's body for a more contemporary look.
The added side gusset allows for the skirt to be gathered around the entire waistline for additional twirl factor. There are 3 bodice styles, 5 necklines, 4 sleeve variations, and 2 sashes and a tabbed belt. That gives you 180 possible combinations all in one pattern!

The Instruction Booklet has 49 step-by-step illustrations and instructions for 3 styles of dresses. Ellen's instruction booklets are so good that I have even recommended buying the pattern just to get the instructions.

Details include:
Contemporary and traditional raised yoke, dropped yoke and insert yoke
Smocked, puff, flutter and sleeveless sleeve options
Traditional, scooped, boat, deep scoop and sweetheart neckline variations
The smocking design graph "Lizzie", pictured on the cover, is included, with row variations.

Sizes 1 - 4 yrs.
5 - 8 yrs.

Shipping from United States

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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.

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