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My Pretty Maid
AS&E Issue 48 Page 6
Designed by: Susan OConnor
Sizes: 6 years & 8 years
White cotton pique provides the canvas for the three picture smocked bows. The bows are traced onto the pleated bodice from a template. The square yoke dress features wide sashes, hemline tucks and sleeve bands piped on both ...

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Nicoletta
AS&E Issue 29 Page 26
Designed by: Robyn Beaver
Sizes: 2 years &
A square yoke dress with a deep back yoke and sashes. Piping trims the front yoke, collar and the smocked sleeve inserts. The bargello smocking and tailored collar is a classic European style. The sleeves have inserted smocked bands ...

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Ophelia
AS&E Issue 23 Page 8
Designed by: Susan OConnor
Sizes: 2 years &
An enchanting dress of pink silk and organza. A simple somcked design of diamonds is embellished with a heart shape of bullion roses and ...

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Over the Fence
AS&E Issue 23 Page 5
Designed by: Sue Gardner
Sizes: 2 years
A picture smocked garden on a bright sundress with ribbon ties at the shoulders and around the lower edge of the ...

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Perfumed Rose
AS&E Issue 77 Page 16
Designed by: Kathleen Barac
Sizes: 3 years & 5 years
A classic basic square yoke dress is smocked in the traditional geometric style, with shades to complement the antique floral print. The contrasting piped collar and sleeve bands are cleverly accented with whipped twin - needle stitching and detached ...

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Periwinkle
AS&E Issue 30 Page 28
Designed by: Gillian Scaduto
Sizes: 6 years & 8 years
A densely smocked square yoke dress of winter twill. The ruffled neckline, yoke and double buttoning belt are piped in a striking complementary colour. Embroidered self cover buttons close the back. A smocked headband matches the ...

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Phoebe
AS&E Issue 24 Page 21
Designed by: Julie O'Sullivan
Sizes: 2 years
A square yoke dress that will tempt the beginner. The smocking consists of cable and trellis stitch, accented with bullion knot buds and detached chain leaves. The puffed sleeves are smocked and finished with edging lace. The back ...

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Picture Me
AS&E Issue 84 Page 34
Designed by: Kathy Dykstra
Sizes: 1 year & 3 years
A classic adorable dotted Swiss voile in the prettiest powder blue is smocked from shoulder to waist with an easy smocking design and decorated with gorgeous embroidered roses, rosebuds and gypsophila. Delicate laces and matching ribbon adorn the lower ...

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Princess Priya
AS&E Issue 55 Page 48
Designed by: Julie Graue
Sizes: 18 months & 3 years
This basic square yoke dress made from pale pink batiste, features smocking which creates a honeycomb effect on the front skirt. Delicately embroidered shadow work bows decorate the front yoke, sleeves and scalloped hemline. A band of smocking on ...

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Queen of Hearts
AS&E Issue 25 Page 18
Designed by: Susan OConnor
Sizes: 5 years
A lavishly hand embroidered collar is worked on this green silk dupion with black insert, which has been attached and pleated with the skirt. The contrast collar and sleeve bandshave been edged with black running stitch for an extra ...

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Rambling Rose
AS&E Issue 25 Page 36
Designed by: Margaret Herzfeld
Sizes: 5 years
The front bodice on the fully smocked bodice is worked in lattice diamonds, with a scalloped wheat stitch border at the waistline. The lattice effect is shadowed with ...

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Ribbons and Rainbows
AS&E Issue 78 Page 8
Designed by: Annette Drysdale & Susan OConnor
Sizes: 3 years & 5 years
Inspired by gorgeous striped grosgrain ribbon, the vibrant smocking design for this fresh raspberry sundress features closely worked cable rows in the colours of the ...

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Rosie
AS&E Issue 75 Page 12
Designed by: Julie Graue
Sizes: 2 years & 4 years
This classic yoke dress is smocked and embroidered with pretty pink threads in shades to match the fabric. Contrasting pink mini piping trims the Peter Pan collar, sleeve bands and front yoke, while a sash finishes the dress at ...

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Ruffled Feathers
AS&E Issue 39 Page 4
Designed by: Lin Campbell
Sizes: 4 years & 6 years
This refreshing dress of crisp blue and white stripes is smocked from shoulder to waist with counterchange smocking. The piped pique Peter Pan collar and cuffs are embroidered with dainty sprays of forget-me-nots and roses. White mini piping trims ...

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Sarah
AS&E Issue 56 Page 24
Designed by: Julie Graue
Sizes: 3 years & 5 years
A traditional square yoke dress with a geometric smocking design, with strong thread colours which echo the fabric. Crisp white cotton sateen is used for the collar and cuffs, trimmed with floral piping, embroidered with the same decorative flower ...

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Sea Sprite
AS&E Issue 59 Page 44
Designed by: Julie Graue
Sizes: 12 months & 2 years
Dainty picture smocked basekts of flowers, worked with stacked cables, decorate this pink and white striped dress. The front is hand pleated for and even colour effect and backsmocked to create gentle waves. Striped piping trims the white bindings on ...

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Shisha
AS&E Issue 43 Page 4
Designed by: Susan OConnor
Sizes: 2 years &
The fashions of exotic India provide the inspiration for this stunning dress. The bold geometric smocking represents the shisha embroidery often used in the dresses of small Indian children. The mandarin collar, short puffed sleeves and front yoke are ...

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Siri
AS&E Issue 24 Page 17
Designed by: Genevieve Burke
Sizes: 4 years
This is dress is an adaptation of the classic yoke design. The smocking on the skirt peeps out from behine box pleats. The extended front yoke features two embroidered butterflies and a bouquet of bullion roses, buds and daisies. ...

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Snow White
AS&E Issue 28 Page 14
Designed by: Carlene Blackwell
Sizes: 2 years
A clssic yoke style dress of Swiss hailspot voile. A simple smocking design in a soft colour decorates the front. The yoke is embroidered with a delicate spray of daisies and leaves. A similar spray of embroidery is worked ...

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Soft Centres
AS&E Issue 50 Page 50
Designed by: Julie Graue
Sizes: 4 years & 6 years
A dramatic black smocked insert provides the perfect canvas for petite pastel embroidery. The theme is carried through to the collar, sleeve bands, sashes and hemline insert which all display the most delicate embroidered roses and forge-me-nots. Pale pink ...

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