If you missed the previous journal entry, you can read all about it here. This smocking plate is actually a smocking plate that I designed quite a few years ago, but I will tell you more about that later. I want to show you what I completed today:
I continued my sea creatures by making a Seahorse
...and two little fishies!
I completed my insert by embellishing with some seaweed!
The name of my smocking plate is Under The Sea and my original design was published in Sew Beautiful Magazine, Issue #94, 2004. I have made a few tiny changes to the plate to update it. This smocking plate will be included in my new e-pattern that will soon be ready for purchase. My new e-pattern is an over-haul of the original Under The Sea button-on bib from the original article in SB. My original pattern did not include the button-on shorts, but my new e-pattern will include adorable bubble bloomers! I think you are gonna love it!
Next week I will Journal the construction of Under The Sea showing you how to add piping to your smocked insert, as I construct the garment. I think this is going to be an adorable sunsuit suitable for a boy or girl and it's just in time for summer sewing! I even have an idea for a Bonus pattern that I hope to include with the e-pattern!