Smocked Ruffle Inspiration!



Last week Kelli was on the blog with her adorable diaper shirt with a smocked ruffle which you can read about here and see below.


She explained how easy it is to add a smocked ruffle. Ruffles are everywhere for spring and summer, and so is embroidery, so why not combine the two and add a smocked ruffle to your next creation! Need some inspiration? Let's go!


This lovely blouse from Boden is in the latest catalog. Add the ruffle collar to a simple blouse pattern by pleating down the center strip of fabric, adding a few rows of smocking and attaching to the neckline. Here is another way to add a smocked collar from the blog Kankan and Co..


For the little one in your life, you could try this smocked collar also from the KanKan blog.


In both cases the strip of fabric is pleated and attached with the neck binding. Here is another variation.


You could also add a smocked strip as a tab down the front as in this fun outfit from Isabel Garreton Designs.


Notice the smocking on the pocket as well. Or try a smocked ruffle like this!


Finally, add a smocked ruffle to the wrap of the front of a wrapped bodice dress as was done in this lovely smocked creation!


I hope this post has inspired you to add a touch of smocking to your next creation!

#smocking #blouse #sewingforwomen #sewingforchildren

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