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The Basic Square Yoke is one of the staple patterns for little girls' dresses of the smocking world (the other being the Bishop Dress). The many variations of the style are reflected in the patterns below.

Children's Corner

CCP#5 Anne
Girls: 1-4 or 5-8

Anne is a dress designed with an inset for English smocking, applique or crosstitch. Skirt is pleated front and back. Dress buttons down back. Smocking design is included.

Price $12.00
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CCP#10 Lee's Smocked Dress
Girls: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, or 7-8

Lee is a basic yoke dress that may be smocked or not. It can also be made as a plain dress with a smocked collar that can be made interchangeable so you can have some fun smocking several designs to go with your plain dress palatte. Peter Pan collar and puffed sleeves are piped. Smocking design is included.

Price $12.00
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CCP#011 Bessie
Girls: 1-4 or 5-8

Bessie is a version of the basic yoke dress buttoned down the front, trimmed with gathered edging and can be either smocked or plain. Two collar patterns are included with 3 styles of sleeves: short, long and ruffle sleeves. Smocking design is included. Available in sizes 1-4 and 5-8.

Price $12.00
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Collars Etc.

CE# Yoke Dresses I - Size 1-8

Six sweet styles in one pattern to choose from with three collar variations and a slip pattern. A medium-high yoke attached to gthered skirt. Includes smocking and embroidery designs for collars and hemline.
  • View One is a simple yoke dress with a fancy embroidered collar with french lace edging, bias sleeve edge.
  • View Two is an heirloom sewn version with a simple neckline with entredeux & lace edging on both neckline and sleeves along with and embroidered yoke and hemline.
  • View Three has an attached smocked collar, puffed sleeves with lace ruffle. Collar can be made detachable for switching.
  • Version four is the basic smocked yoke dress with smocking flowing from yoke and smocked sleeve edge and self ruffle. Gathered French lace is added to the collar and sleeve edges.
  • Version Five is a non smocked version with a simple peter pan collar (perfect for underneath a smocked bib or pinafore). Sleeves are closed with a band matching the collar.
  • Version Six is another non smocked version with a Peter Pan Collar with swiss embroidered ruffles along the collar, sleeve band and tab front. Sleeves are puffed and edged with swiss embroidered edging and bias band.

Price $12.00
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Love 'n Stitches

LNS#161 The Girls Yoke Dresses  Size: 6-10
Pattern Includes "Summer Fun" Smocking Plate, Bumbles Applique & Basket Full of Poises Silk Ribbon Design.

A classic yoke dress with a twist ... NO SET IN SLEEVES!

This dolman sleeve design simplifies construction and extends wear.  Pattern includes several collar, bodice, and sash variations.  Embellish the insert with your favorite handiwork or add a contrast fabric bib.

Price $12.00
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BB Blueprints #151 Barbara
Girls: 3mos-6 yearsA full smocked bodice design with peter pan collar and bias banded sleeves. This pattern is not for the faint of heart as sewing a full smocked bodice into the armholes and neckline is tricky but the instructions will take you through the entire process with flying colors. If you need more help the book A to Z Sewing For Smockers has a detailed section on sewing a smocked bodice.

Price $12.00
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CW127 Basic Square Yoke   $14.00
(click on image to see line drawings)

Ten different smocked or un-smocked square yoke dresses, from the standard basic yoke to full smocked bodice. Peter Pan and/or ruffled collars. Short puffy sleeves, long cuffed sleeve, Angel sleeves and as well as a sleeve with an Angel sleeve overlay. Ties in the back or side. 3-buttons down the back. Both back and front can be smocked. High or regular yoke in back depending upon the size you are making.

Girls: 2-5 or 6-12 years (don't forget to choose the size)

Price $14.00
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Ellen McCarn's Basic Yoke Dress - Two sizes: 3mo - 4 yrs; 5 yrs - 14 yrs - $12.00 each

This pattern has variations for smocked short sleeves, long sleeves, a jumper variation, Angel sleeves, angel sleeve with overlay and collar overlay.  Two separate sizes, 3mo to 4 years and 5 years to 14 years.

Instruction booklet included has over 150 step-by-step illustrations and instructions for Pleating, 10 Sleeve Variations, 8 Collar Variations, Scalloped hem, Skirt Variations and heirloom Machine Sewing techniques.  The adjustable smocking design graph "Christy", pictured on the front cover, is included.

Price $12.00
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Pat Garretson - Patterns for Girls and Dolls

Pat Garretson's  Classic Yoke For Girls 3-6yrs or Dolls 18" - 20"

What a wonderful idea this is, matching dresses for dolls and girls. This delightful pattern has 7 views, smocked or heirloom sewn. You have your choice of long or short sleeves, peter pan collar, square, round or smocked collar. Also contains a slip and panties pattern along with 4 smocking designs and shadowork designs. Great instructions and detailed illustrations make each step and technique very clear and easy to make.

Price $12.00
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Also matching Doll Pattern  PG#14 Basic Square Yoke for 18" Dolls

Price $10.00
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Kari Me Away -Kari Mecca

KM05 Sweetheart Dress Sized 2-6 and 7-14 $12.00 each size

The perfect solution for your older girl.  Such a lovely dress (I want one in my size).  A lovely scalloped sweetheart neckline is enhanced with add in fullness with contrasting color inserts (complete instructions).  Five styles to choose from, from smocking at the waist to a basic yoke dress with a unique neckline.  The perfect dress for dress up, parties and special occasion or just a regular play dress.

Price $12.00
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Ginger Snaps Designs

GS#1 Ginger's Basic Square Yoke - Back in print, yeah!

Basic yoke pattern in multi-sizes: 6mos - 12
  • Corded collar and cuff
  • Smocked puff sleeve
  • Smocked long sleeve
  • Collar variation with lace edging
  • Instructions for dropped back yoke for larger sizes
  • Easy sewing techniques -- great for beginners
  • Step-by-step instructions with detailed illustrations and photographs
  • Detailed instructions for preparing the fabric for pleating and smocking
  • No smocking stitch instructions or smocking designs are included
  • Standard size chart included in instructions

Price $14.00
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Books which contain designs and patterns!

Classic Smocking - The Cheryl Lohman Collection

Every once in a while you come across a pretty book, this is such a book.  The photographs are exquisite and delight the senses from the tissue paper sheet to the beautiful yellow rose.  

Patterns included are: Kimberly's Sundress - Girls 1-6 and  Abigail - unique square yoke with square neckline - Girls 4-8

Design Plates:

  • Berry, Berry Cherry - sweet simple picture smocking
  • Chelsea Erin - 11 roses of ribbon and bullions
  • Haleigh - Bullion roses and tiny buttons
  • Sydney Elizabeth - Easy Bishop design
  • Madeline Rose - 13 row trellis with delicate bullion roses, rosebuds and french knot flowers
  • Roses for Caroline - Beribboned bishop design for bishop
  • Baby Allison - hearts and vines
  • Victorian Valentine - picture smocked heart and bows
  • Reagan Emily - elegant design with bullion roses
  • Megan - Butterfly, bow and heart
  • Kaycie Nicole
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English Smocking by Children's Corner

This book is unique amongst all of our beginning smocking books in that it contains actual sewing patterns for a Basic Square Yoke Dress (sizes 1-6) and Armhole guides for a Sundress (sizes 1-8), a smocked baby's bonnet, and smocked collar.  Also included are seven original smocking designs with variations each for either a square yoke dress or bishop.  The smocking stitches are clearly presented in illustrations as well as written instructions.  Excellent value for your money.

Price $12.00
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