What is a smocked bishop?
|English Rose from Beautiful Bishops|
|Decorative stitches are hand-smocked in the round neckline|
To get started, I will be using a Smocking Pleater and a bishop pattern by The Children's Corner.
|Sally Stanley Pleater|
Quite a few of my followers already smock and have smocked a bishop style dress, but some may have never pleated and smocked a bishop using gingham fabric, or perhaps have been a little hesitant to do so. I am going to add in a demonstration using the brown gingham you see pictured above. This will be sort of a bonus for those who have been afraid to pleat up a gingham bishop dress. However, I will be using a light colored fabric for the class, as I think it will be much easier for you to see seam lines, pleats and the smocking as we work along together.
|Bishop Pattern by The Children's Corner|
Get your supplies together this weekend - we will begin on Monday with laying out the pattern pieces, cutting out the bishop and prepping for pleating!
Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have in the comment section. I will do my best to answer your questions in the following blog post.