The Smocking Arts Guild of American (SAGA) shares a free pattern and tutorial over at Sew, Mama, Sew! for making a fancy smocked apron for an 18″ doll. The tutorial includes how to use a pleating machine to get all those tiny pleats, but if you don’t have access to one you can buy pre-smocked fabric. Get the pattern and tutorial.
[photo from SAGA on Sew, Mama, Sew!]
By Anne Weaver