The Ultimate Bishop Dress Pattern by Ellen McCarn is a unique concept for the bishop dress. Notice the hem is straight across and the garment does not "hike up" under the arms as in other patterns. More pleats around the neck enhance the smocking. You can even picture smock around this neck! There is a "puff" built into the top of the sleeve which is elegant and full for an increased range of motion.

For further explanation on the innovative design work that makes our bishop "ultimate",
read a response from Ellen to an inquiry from one our customers, Jenny G.

A detailed, 24-page, step-by-step instruction booklet with over 150 illustrations, and a multi-sized smocking design are included. There are over 6 garment variations in the two multi-sized patterns:
The Ulitmate Yoke Dress Pattern by Ellen McCarn is compatible in size with the Bishop Dress.  Both are sized according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Dept. of Commerce.  

A multi-sized smocking design is included in the 24-page, step-by-step instruction booklet, with over 180 illustrations.  There are multiple variations for sleeve, collar, hems and waistline treatments in the two multi-sized patterns.  Also includes separate instructions for "Jumper Style Yoke Dress" (upper-right below).  If  the insert is missing from your pattern please give us a call and we'll forward it to you immediately!

The Smock & Block Guide ™ is a versatile aid to use from the start to finishing of the smocked garment, be it Bishop or Yoke, Collar or Insert.   The fabric is a heavy-weight and durable non-woven, pressed fiber that is stretch-resistant, can be pinned on or basted to, and cleaned, if necessary, without shrinking!

"Blocking is always important after smocking, no matter what.  It just "sets" those pleats and stitches!"

The Collar Collection for The Ultimate Yoke Dress by Ellen McCarn includes 12 collar shapes and variations for the High or Raised Yoke Dress and the Dropped Yoke.  The Dropped Yoke Front Pattern Pieces that go with the Ultimate Yoke Dress are included in this pattern for those wishing to have an unsmocked garment with a larger collar.  

Also included are designs and detailed instructions for basic Embroidery, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Shadow Work and Applique.

A lovely and elegant way to add to your home decor.  The finished pillow measures approximately 20"x16" for a 14 row design, and has a button back for easy laundering. 

Begin summer with an easy project for casual living.  It is great for all ages and fits the slim to full figured. 

Kit includes:
• Smocking instructions & graphs for "Flower & Ladybugs” design pictured on cover
• Detailed instructions with illustrations for insert construction
• 6x7” piece of Sulky Sticky™ Pressure Sensitive Stabilizer
(enough for 2 tee shirts, as pictured) 

Suggested Retail Price $6.00
This is a great project for "tired of" or "outgrown the heirloom frills" kids and adults.  It can sport smocking in a raised waist, as pictured above, or at the waist.  Appropriate for Tweens through Adults!

    * Pleating and reconstruction instructions are detailed and easy to follow.
    * 4 geometric designs that can be used on the tank top, bonnets or other garments are included with D.M.C. color suggestions.

Suggested Retail Price $4.00
This is a great NEW idea for summer, back-to-school or anytime:

* It's a tote bag made out of a tank top - use either out grown or never worn!
* The tank top straps become the "T" Bag handles!
* Use the "T" Bag for beach, sports, ballet, camp, overnight, laundry, pet supplies, general purpose - uses are unlimited!
* It's a quick and easy sewing project for classes, Moms and kids of any age, girls or guys!
* Instructions explain decorating it, including some designs for embellishments that can be sewn, pressed on, or glued!
* Detailed, step-by-step instructions show how to construct the bag!

Suggested Retail Price $4.00
© 2011 Ellen McCarn
McCarn Enterprises, Inc.
New cover for our same trusted pattern!
Photography by Kerry McCarn-Ostir
New cover for our same trusted pattern!
Photography by Kerry McCarn-Ostir
Quick & Fun, It's Great For A Beginner Sewing Class!
Full Of Variations And Options For:

                                    ● Color Block Choices
                                    ● Neckline Choices
                                            ● Scoop
                                            ● Sundress
                                            ● Round Neck
                                            ● Sweetheart
                                  ● Sleeveless, Angel Or Short Sleeve
                                  ● Also Great For Monogramming And Applique
                                  ● Skirt Has Only 1 Seam Center-Back

A Step-by-Step Illustrated Instructional Booklet Is Included
What's different about our new "Contemporary Smocked Yoke Dress"? The bodice is more fitted to the child's body for a more contemporary look. The added side gusset allows for the skirt to be gathered around the entire waistline for additional twirl factor. Included in the pattern are 3 bodice styles, 5 necklines, 4 sleeve variations, and 2 sashes and a tabbed belt. That gives you 180 possible combinations all in one pattern!
To learn more about what makes them different click here.

The Instruction Booklet included has 49 step-by-step illustrations and instructions for 3 styles of dresses with 5 neckline variations, smocked, puff or angel sleeve or sleeveless.  The smocking design graph "Lizzie", pictured on the cover, is included, with row variations.
Ellen McCarn's
"Comtemporary Smocked Yoke Dress"
40007.1               Suggested Retail $15.00               40007.2
  Sizes 1-4                                                                    Sizes 5-8
Ellen McCarn's
"Ultimate Bishop Dress"
40002.1                             40002.2
Sizes 3 mos. - 4 yrs.             Sizes 5 yrs. - 12 yrs.

Suggested Retail Price $15.00
Ellen McCarn's
"Ultimate Yoke Dress"
40003.1                      40003.2
Sizes 3 mos. - 4 yrs.       Sizes 5 yrs. - 14 yrs.

Suggested Retail Price $15.00
"Lizzie's Playground & Party Dress"
by Ellen McCarn
40006.1                                           40006.2
  Sizes 3 mos. - 4 yrs.                          Sizes 5 yrs. - 8 yrs.

Suggested Retail Price $15.00
Ellen McCarn's
"Collars & More"
40004.1                       40004.2
  Sizes 3 mos.-4 yrs.       Sizes 5 yrs.-14 yrs.

Suggested Retail Price $12.00
"Smock & Block Guide"
Suggested Retail Price $9.00
"Button Back Pillow Pattern"
Suggested Retail Price $4.00
"Smocked Inserts
on Knits & T-Shirts"
"Smocked Tank Top"
"Christmas Ball and Stocking with Candy Cane Letters"
A simple alphabet for English Smocking.  This festive design is appropriate for a garment, pillow, or for use on a Christmas stocking or Christmas ball.  Pattern for stocking included.
Suggested Retail Price $6.00