Smocking doesn't have to be saved for best! Sew this quick and easy knit dress for the darling girl in your life and let her explore her world in a comfortable smocked dress. Honey has a simple boat neck and pulls over the head. No buttons or zips. It has pockets, because every girl needs pockets! It comes in sizes 3 - 12 and has 3 views.
It can be made with a smocked skirt,
a smocked insert (which can be broadcloth so you don't have to smock the knit),
or a gathered version - no smocking required!
The gathered version even comes with a raised yoke or dropped yoke option! Honey comes as both a printed pattern or a PDF download if you want to get started immediately. The PDF download includes both a print at home and copyshop file. The lovely geometric smocking plate is included with the pattern as well as step by step smocking directions for each of the smocking stitches. Knits are simple to smock and to pleat. You can see all the tutorials and a video on pleating knits at Sewing and Smocking Knits. All the fabrics pictured are available from Pink Hollybush. (except the multicolored dot and hot pink knits - that Honey was made by one of my pattern testers - isn't her daughter just adorable!) Here are some more beautiful Honeys!
Kelli even made a sleeveless version!
I hope you give Honey a try! Honey is on sale right now through Monday October 28th and then the price will rise. Sign up for the monthly newsletter and receive the free Daisy Smocking plate!