6 steps to sew girl smocked dresses

If you want to give a gift by sewing baby clothes for your kids, girl smocked dresses are the most versatile and simple of all styles. One pattern can create an entire wardrobe for kids. Novices need the instructions and can achieve the same goal.


Step 1: You need to understand sizing of smocked baby clothes for a baby.

Patterns and clothing usually cover a range of months. You have to choose the pattern range that best fits the age of the child you are sewing for. The rule for sizing of smocked baby dresses is to purchase or make clothing that can be grown into.

Step 2: The first pattern option you choose to make smocked dresses is a pre-made pattern.

These are best suited for sewers who are inexperienced, or for sewers who are uncomfortable with or unable to make a pattern by hand. Your second option to make smocked baby suits is making a pattern freehand, with a pencil and a paper bag. Cut the paper bag open and lay it out flat. Lay the baby on the bag so that the shoulders and below are on the bag. Gently extend the baby’s arms out to the sides and outline them from shoulder to wrist. Next, gently extend the baby’s legs and outline from the armpits to the ankles. When you are finished, cut away the excess paper. Separate the sleeves from the dress portion.


Step 3: Lay out your fabric of Rosalina smocked dresses.

Fold your fabric in half and pin the pattern to the fabric. Pin the sleeves to the fabric, placing the length of them on the fold if possible.

Step 4: Cut out the smocked clothes.

The pattern you made follows the shape of the baby, so you will want excess fabric to make the dress billow and fold properly. Cut out the sleeves as well. For pre-made patterns, you will need to follow the line marked for the size you intend to make.

Step 5: Assemble the Rosalina smocked dresses.

Turn the fabric inside out and sew the pieces of the dress together. Attach the sleeves by placing them right sides together with the rest of the dress. Stitch the elastic to the ends of the sleeves. Fold the neck piece under and hem it. Hem the sleeves and the bottom of the dress. When you hem the bottom of the dress, you can choose the length of the dress.

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Step 6: Add embellishments

You should choose embellishments without making any choking hazards.

Thanks for reading!

I’m Cherry from Babeeni team!


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