Saturday, January 8, 2011

Baby Charlotte smocking design




Let me start off with Happy New Year!


I have been busy bonding with a new computer. I came down stairs about a month ago and found out that my youngest son had replaced my old worn out PC with an imac with a 27" screen and a drawing pad. Thanks Chase!

So I have been working on learning to graph my smocking plates on Adobe Illustrator instead of Smock Soft ......I know life is tough! :-P

So here is the smocking graph for "Baby Charlotte" that I had been promising. It should be clickable.






This smocking design is for a baby bishop. If you want to use the design on a larger bishop I recommend pleating 8 rows adding a Baby Wave (1 step trellis ) or a cable row above the design.



16 comments:

  1. Hello, and Happy New Year's to you.
    The smocking plate is not clickable. :-(!

    Lynette

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  2. Good to hear from you. I always enjoy seeing what you made.

    I was able to right click and then, "Save image as".

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  3. You are a real inspiration to do more smocking. This plate is perfect for the little bit of curved smocking I want to do (On a raglan daygown).
    I'm still working out how to pleat a curve with my pleater. Any help?

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  4. The design is now "Clickable".

    Elaine, when I pleat a curve it is sort of the same as when you serge a curved edge. The section of fabric that is going through the pleater at that precise moment is straight. Clear as mud? Email me and we can talk.~janet gilbert

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  5. Thanks Janet! I'm sure that Emma will need a bishop smocked with "Baby Charlotte."

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  6. I really like your smocking plate. I've made several gowns with Chery's Basic Bishop, it's been my favorite pattern for baby bishop dresses.

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  7. The bishop dress has always been my favorite so I really enjoy seeing the smocking artwork that makes each dress so beautiful. Good luck with learning to use the Adobe Illustrator for patterns.

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  8. Ooooh! I'm so happy I happened upon your blog! I've always wanted o learn to smock. You've inspired me --- I'm going to try some this weekend. Love the site. I'm your newest follower and will list you under my bloglist. Thanks for sharing -- Karen

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  9. Such a sweet baby design. Thanks so much for sharing it. It will be on my next baby bishop.

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  10. Beautiful design, Janet. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thank you Janet! I am about to smock my first bishop with this cute design. One of the ladies on facebook on the heirloom group recommended it to me. Her name is Lisa Dean Feor. This is just what I had in mind : )

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    1. I am Kim Harrington by the way, I just wasn't sure how to get that on there in the profile... duh

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  12. I have not smocked in 10 plus years. I came across this plate. I have a day gown for my first Grandson and it buttons down the front.
    I need a few tips
    1) backsmock which rows
    2) is there a written explanation.
    3) when the day gown buttons in the front where do I begin...find the center in the back, then begin there?

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    1. The free design and instructions are on my website. After you download the design send me an email and I will walk you through it.

      janet-gilbert.com

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