© 2011 Ellen McCarn
McCarn Enterprises, Inc.
"Amy-Lori"
Smocked Yoke Dress
Sizes 6 mos. - 4 and 5-8
"Amanda"
Yoke Dress with Square Collar
Sizes 1-4
"Becky Jo"
Machine French Sewn Blouse
Size 6-16
"Brenda Olivia"
Machine French Sewn Blouse
Size 6-16
"Carey-Shami Shalee-Jami"
Machine French Sewn Dress
Sizes 1-4
"Daphne"
Machine French Sewn Blouse
Size 6-16
"Diane-Mary Lydia-Susan"
Machine French Sewn Gown
Size 6-16
"Erin"
Machine French Sewn
Dropped Waist Dress
Size 8-14
"Joyce"
Machine French Sewn Blouse
Size 6-16
"Julia-Janice"
Pleated or Gathered Yoke Dress
Sizes 1-4 and 5-8
"Kara"
Machine French Sewn Girl's Blouse
Size 10-14
"Kelly-Wendy"
Smocked Bishop Dress
Sizes 12 mos. -4 and 5-8
"Leslie"
Machine French Sewn Day Gown or Dress
Size 1-12 mos.
"Meghan-Brad"
Smocked Jumper with Blouse / Shortall with Shirt
Size 1-4
"Meredith-Lauren"
Machine French Sewn Dress
Sizes 1-4 and 5-8
"Peyton"
Machine French Sewn Blouse
Size 6-16
"Rachael-Christine"
Inverted or Box Pleat Dress
Sizes 1-4 and 5-8
"Rebecca"
Machine French Sewn Slip
Sizes 1-4 and 5-8
Briar Patch Designs, Inc.
                                 by Becky Summers

                                          Suggested Retail $6.00 Each
"Magic Moments"
by Becky Summers

Making a French Sewn dress by hand takes several months.  Machine French Sewing is done with a zig zag stitch and takes only a few days.

There are several methods for Machine French Sewing, but the one described in this book is easy and makes sewing fun and creative.  Lingerie thread is used to keep stitch visibility at a minimum. 

This technique can be used for finishing smocked garments as well as with regular sewing.  It is an easy method to learn and anyone who has access to a sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch can follow a simple commercial pattern to do it.

Suggested Retail $7.00