The Easiest Way to Make a Dress from Pre-Smocked Fabric

If you have some sweet little girls that are sprouting before your eyes – it’s time to sew up some quick, simple, and easier-than-home-economics-class, little dresses for them to frolic around in.

All you will needs is some pre-smocked fabric, and an hour of your time (or less) – and you’ll have some perfect spring/summer clothes to add to their wardrobe.


– Pre-Smocked Fabric


To measure where you will cut, turn your fabric wrong side out and wrap it around the body. You want the top smocked portion to be snug, but not pulling tight.


Pin where you feel is the best place for your back seam (only on the smocked portion), and carefully slip them out of the fabric.


Lay the fabric on a flat surface, folded, with the pins from the measuring still intact.


You are then going to cut the smocked portion in a straight line down, adding 1/2 inch from the edge of the pins – for your seam allowance.

Before you cut the bottom portion of the dress, notice the curvature of the other side of the folded dress. You want to match that curve as best as you can when you cut, rather than going in a straight line down the fabric.


First, open up the dress and fold it so right sides are facing out and match the edges up evenly. Pin securely in place all the way down this edge where you will create your back seam.


Stitch 1/4 of an inch away from the edge all the way down.

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