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    Smocked Jersey Knit | Lastest Fabric Release
    This week we are introducing a new fabric base to the shop! We are very excited to share this one with you all. Our Smocked Jersey is a unique fabric, that is pre-smocked for your sewing convenience. This creates the most delightful texture with a great amount of stretch. This fabric encompasses old fabric traditions in a modern way and we love it! Below, you'll find many different garments sewn up by our talented sewist team! We hope it fuels your drive to create something uniquely yours with this fabric! 

    This smocked jersey in avocado called out to me. I adore green, and this one was screaming "spring!" I used George and Ginger's NSFW crop top with a wraparound skirt attached at the waist (from GG'S Vision skirt with no ring up front and one side slit). The fabric was less structured so I did size down the bodice, then added some faux sleeves to match my pinspiration. The flow and stretch are fabulous, and the color is vibrant joyful. I hope you can tell how much I love this by my photos!!
    If you’ve never sewn with smocked jersey before, your summer wardrobe is in for a treat! The unique texture and lightweight breathability makes it perfect for bodysuits, tanks, and allllll the pretty sundresses. I used it for the new Heidi pattern from Made for Mermaids. The stretch factor made it the perfect base for the fitted halter and the twirly skirt.
    Smocked jersey is so trendy right now and for good reason!  It has such a unique feel and texture that really catches the eye. I made the Camilla dress from Sonia Estep Designs, which tested how this fabric performed when gathered and lined. I also used all of my machines - straight stitch, serger, and coverstitch - and I can report the fabric was a joy to sew.  And I also appreciate that it’s very easy to determine the right from the wrong side!  Available in an impressive assortment of colors, you are sure to find a summer dress, tank, or shorts pattern to use for many of them!
    This was my first time working with smocked jersey and I can already see myself making more in other colors. I was debating on what to make with this but decided on the Petite Stitchery’s Elliot romper. I wore this out a lot as its a really comfy make. This fabric is so soft and there is a lot of horizontal stretch! I would love to make a dress next or a maxi skirt. This breathable fabric has gorgeous drape and is a perfect weight for the spring and summer!
    The smocked jersey is a delightfully unique fabric. Picking out a pattern became easier when I noticed the texture was similar to that of double gauze. The possibilities opened up and I soon had trouble narrowing the patterns down. I finally landed on an oversized pullover that’s reminiscent of chilly morning walks on the beach. This will be a year-long staple in my wardrobe.
    This was my first time working with smocked fabric and I was surprised by the drape it had! I chose a dusty lilac and made something for my daughter and then something for me! My favorite feature of this smocked jersey is how much visual interest it has. You can choose even the simplest pattern and have a fun and unique look. I chose Boo and Lu Periwinkle for my daughter and decided last minute to add a small embroidered flower to the front. I've never embroidered on knit, but it was pretty simple! The flower is Peony Patterns Ambrosia. 
    For myself, I knew I wanted a cute summer crop so I chose one of my favorites, M4M Eloise! This is my husbands new favorite shirt, he keeps saying how cute it is! It's also his favorite dress that I've made for our daughter. Guess he loves this fabric, too! I plan to pick up some fun summer colors to make a few more dresses for my daughter for summertime! You'll love this for leggings, dresses, and maybe even a few crop tops too!
    Friends!! This is a new base to me & let me tell you, I am in love. This is Smocked Jersey Knit in Pastel blue. This fabric is soft, drapey, great weight and breathable. I wanted to create a look that shows the versatility of this base. I made a soon to be released pattern from Made for Mermaids. I love how the base gives you a shirred look without having to do it. It was easy to sew & no snagging. I know I plan to get all the colorways lol.
    The smocked jersey is surprisingly soft and drapey but with some structure. I was intimated to work with this fabric but was pleasantly surprised that it didn't fray, that it was easy to sew and hem (turn up the differential on your serger and coverstitch and turn down the thread tension; but test first on scraps for your machines), and it's comfortable to wear! I made the Styla Patterns Laurel (free pattern) with the simple skirt option and the flare sleeves which I think this fabric is perfect with.
    Rita Adler-Everett May 18, 2023

    I love every single garments sewn by these ladies! So many options. I do have a question of sizing. Since there is ample stretch across the body, did anyone have to size down their patterns?

    Thank you,


    Karen May 18, 2023

    Since it’s smocked, are there are specific rules on cutting and sewing it? I have avoided crinkle gauze because it can be tricky to sew up. Looks beautiful on everyone.

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