From the hands of world renowned needle artist, Gail Doane, come ten gorgeous jackets from size 6 months through to 12 years, beautifully embellished with superb embroidery and colourful buttons. Designed as the perfect partner for a classic smocked dress, each gorgeous jacket looks equally as stunning over a pair of jeans or a skirt.
This exquisite new book, proudly brought to you by Country Bumpkin Publications, provides you with multi-sized patterns for each jacket, plus bonus patterns for a smocked bishop and unique square yoke dress, as well as a stylish wrap skirt. Detailed instructions and step-by-step photographs for all smocking, embroidery and construction make this a 'must have' for every needleworker's library.
Inside this beautiful edition, readers will uncover a plethora of inspiration while creating something special for children of all ages. There's something for everyone... from an adorable bishop dress and a wrap dress with matching cardigan for toddlers, to a classic 'Sunday Best' frock and a richly coloured sundress for older girls. You'll enjoy re-creating a sweet floral dress in soft pink tones and a party dress for your little princess. Young divas will love wearing the fashionable smocked denim jacket, while a gorgeous square yoke dress is also included to brighten even the dullest day. These projects, as well as readers' letters, photographs and stories, complete an exceptional issue that should not be missed. As with every edition of Australian Smocking & Embroidery, issue 87 treats you to world-class photography, full-sized patterns, complete instructions and ready-to-stitch kits to help you re-create each project.