Cricket is the perfect summer outfit for picnics, family reunions, or just playing around town. This pattern is a vintage set and heirloom quality perfect for special occasions or photo sessions, but is easy enough for beginners. If you have always wanted to make a smocked outfit, this is the one! The instructions include details on how to prepare fabric for pleating, how to pleat the fabric, how to smock the design, and how to finish it off with the sewing machine. This pattern doesn’t require expensive smocking tools (such as a pleater), although the pattern does include instructions for using them. The smocked top or dress with coordinating bubble shorts are charming, but will keep the little ones cool in warm months. Stretch use into cooler months by pairing it with shirt underneath. Get creative with fabrics on this one, the pattern includes and optional band. While Kona brand (or similar weight) cotton is recommended, Cricket can be made with other cotton fabrics. If a patterned fabric is selected, a small-scale print is recommended.
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image*
Here is what you receive:
- Measurements for sizes Newborn to 14 kids.
- A 68-page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.
- Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear!