Valentine's Day is not far away and we have some new kits in the shop and some wonderful free resources and patterns for you! First up, I am so excited about our new Valentine's Day Smocking Kits! Each kit has specially chosen pre-pleated pink fabrics, coordinating floss, buttons and everything you need to make an adorable dress or baby bunting for that special little girl in your life! As a special treat, I have designed a new smocking plate, Heart of My Heart that is included with all the kits.
Of course, each kit comes with step by step smocking instructions and in the case of July Flowers and May Garden (my patterns), there are also step by step construction directions! Above is a close-up of the Heart of My Heart Smocking Plate that comes with each of the kits. The Baby's Breath bunting Kit is made with Happily Ever After Knit Fabric from Art Gallery. This same fabric is part of our May Garden Valentine's Smocked Dress Kit.
If you prefer to work with woven fabrics, then we have two kits made with our July Flowers pattern. First, there is our July Flowers Baby's Breath Smocked Dress kit (sorry, I know it can be confusing to have the same name for 2 things! Baby's Breath is the name of the bunting pattern and of the fabric below since it has sprays of baby's breath (the flower) scattered across it. I didn't name either of them!)
Or, try July Flowers made in this fun Pink Dot Fabric from Art Gallery.
If tackling a outfit is a little more than you were hoping for but you would like to try a small smocking or embroidery project, then consider our Pink and Gray Smocked Fan Kit,
For some fun free designs including some free smocking plates perfect for Valentine's Day, check out this post:
and this post: