One of my favorite blog posts is putting together a round-up of picture smocking ideas for you. So far, we have a Round-up of Free Smocking Plates for Boys, Free Smocking Plates for Babies and Free Smocking Plates for Christmas (just in case you want to get started early!) So of course, I need to do a Round-up of Free Smocking Plates for Girls! There are some lovely plates out there, from the very complicated to the simple if you are new to picture smocking, so let's see what I found!
First up is the adorable Strawberry Fields from Love and Stitches.
Gwen Milner has a more advanced design: Cinderella:
Dandelion Avenue is no longer on the web, but you can smock this Merry Mermaid would delight any little girl and you can smock the design from the photo.
If you are new to picture smocking, an easier place to start would be the plates from My Treasured Heirlooms. The site is no longer there, but you can smock the design by just looking at the pictures. These include a Cupcake,
and Bouquet of Flowers.
and Sunbonnet Sue are a bit more challenging.
If you are up for a challenge, one of my favorite plates is Pansies by Claire Meldrum.
Or you could try this Butterfly plate from Sew Beautiful Magazine.