Little Pink Bishop

Here is my final project for a correspondence course that I am taking through the Smocking Arts Guild of America on advanced English Smocking stitches.


This is my first original smocking design.  How exciting!  I chose to use open herringbone, closed herringbone and barbed trellis stitches from the many that I learned during this course.

The pattern is one provided by my teacher, Nancy Malitz.   It has small pink buttons on the back that are fastened by hand crocheted loops and also a little snap.  The angel wing sleeves are hemmed using a hand whip stitch.  Inside the dress are french seams.  The fabric is 100 percent cotton batiste.



5 thoughts on “Little Pink Bishop

    • Andrea,

      Thank you for your note.

      Just enjoyed your website; and I’m with you on knitting. There’s something settling in it. Smocking, too.

      What are you knitting these days? Any smocking projects going?

      It’s 20 degrees in Minnesota today. Feels like Spring after 10 below this week.

      We’re thinking Spring. We just pleated batiste to make a couple tops from the Larkin pattern by Maja Heirlooms. It’s a fun pattern.

      Take care,

  1. the dreess u made…i live in kenya ,africa we dont have smocking classes and the books a too expensive.since i got a baby gul want to dress her with cute smockibng i just found websites to my question is….how do u do that arm whole in a bishop angle wing sleeve just like this one…i tried but just cant find step by step for learners..

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