This blouse was a lot of effort, but I’m REALLY pleased with the results! It took about 3-4 days to make, from drafting the pattern, arranging the embroidery, and figuring out how to do mock-smocking with no pleater needed that could work at people size with only at 5×7 hoop, to being able to wear the actual finished product. An experienced machine-embroiderer could probably finish it over this long Labor day weekend! If you don’t have that much time, make a quick and easy version with elastic in bias casings.
(note that the doll version is easier and not wide enough for smocking)
(read printing instructions before you try printing the pattern pieces!)
***IMPORTANT PRINTING UPDATE*** Do not try to print directly from the internet, it will not work correctly! Download to your computer (click link and then CTRL+S to save) then open and print from Adobe Acrobat. If you only have Adobe Reader (not the full version) click POSTER and make sure it shows it’s printing on 12 pages. The latest version is available here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/