"Bishop Dress Patterns We Carry"

Chery Williams
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(click on image to see line drawings of all the variations)

The bishop dress is one of the staple designs in the smocking world. You really can't go wrong in making one for your little girl. There are so many variations possible depending upon the fabric you use from fancy to a regular dress. For older girls the waisted and dropwaist bodice styles are especially flattering as well as the smocked bishop blouse.

Your style choices are:

  • Sleeveless overlay collar dress
  • Angel sleeve dress
  • Short sleeve dress
  • Long sleeve dress
  • Short sleeve Blouse/Dropwaist Bodice
  • Long sleeve Blouse/Dropwaist Bodice
  • Button-down the front or or back or placket closure.

CW Bishop $14.00
Two Size Ranges: 2-6 years; 6-12 years

Price $14.00
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Children's Corner
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CCP#3 Bishop
Girls: 6mos - 7yr

The Bishop dress is smocked all the way around the neck. Short, long and ruffle sleeves are included. Dress may be buttoned in back or front. Long gown pattern is included. Pattern has smocking design and instructions.

Price $12.00
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Creative Keepsakes

CK#200 Bishop Trio

Bubble, Romper and Dress
Infants: 3-18months (includes preemie size gown); Girls: 2-5
(Bishop to size 8)

Price $13.00
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Pat Garretson Patterns - See Pat Garretson Smocking Designs here

Pat Garretson  P#06 Christine  Girls: 3-6

A dropwaist bishop dress for the older look that the older child looks for.  A soft pastel  satin ribbon at the hipline, echoes the smocking at the neckline.  French lace on sleeve edges and heirloom sewing techniques at hemline make this a sweet special occasions dress.  Do completely in white and it's a perfect Sunday Dress.

Price $10.00
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Pat Garretson #09 Caroline  Girls: 3-6

Such a fancy dress for the adorable girl in your life, lace insertion surreounds shadow embroidered teddy bears.  Hemline is complete with lace insertion and lace edging.  Collare is smocked with a shadow work insert.  Edged with flat lace rather than the gathered edging on the hemline.  Make it in any color you desired.  Here is Pink and Pale Yellow.

Price $10.00
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Ellen McCarn's The Ultimate Bishop Dress 
Two sizes: Small 3mos - 4 and Large 5-12.
Each pattern is $12.00.

The instruction booklet included has over 140 illustrations and complete instructions for Pleating, 7 Sleeve Variations, Scalloped Hem, Heirloom Machine Sewing techniques and an adjustable smocking design graph "Marie". Also includes instructions for making an insert collar out of contrast fabric.  Ellen's instructions are the best, every step is detailed and illustrated in a clear and concise manner that is to be expected by a master smocking designer.

Price $12.00
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Pat Garretson's New Bishop Dress & Bonnet $12.00

Two sizes:  Small 6mo - 3 and Medium 4-6

Each pattern has individually graded sized (wow such a perfectionist - guaranteed to fit). There are nine views to choose from and each view has 4-5 different variations, and two bonnets are included for individual sizing: Small, Medium and Large to protect those tender heads from the burning sunlight and harmful U.V. Rays. Also included are 4 smocking designs and 2 shadow work embroidery designs. Along with complete instructions on how to do just about everything you would ever want to know. All this for - Wow!

Price $12.00
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GK#17 Peasant Bishop - Sizes 1-10

The original bishop pattern now revised to include all sizes. Short Sleeves, Long Sleeves and new button down front version.

Price $12.00
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Karen Faylor Designs

KF04 Geneva Baby Daygowns Infant-6mo

Two wonderful baby daygowns by Jane Soffos from the 1980's redesigned for 2010 by Karen Faylor. The bishop daygown includes a christening gown pattern, as well. Traditional bishop styling or area for embroidery or embroidered tab front. The square yoke daygown is smocked on front and back. Also includes square yoke dress and christening gown. Embroidery designs, smocking plate included. Fits size Infant to 6mo.

Price $15.00
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Bishop Neckline Guide

HERE'S an essential notion for making the perfect bishop neckline.  This guide is on pellon which you can attach to a wooden hoop or pin it to corkboard.  Once you see how important it is to have a form to follow for the width of the neckline you will never even consider attempting a bishop dress without one.  This guide is also perfect for heirloom sewing for making scallops in either lace or trace off onto your collar fabric to embroider a scalloped edging either by hand or machine.

Ellen McCarn's new Smock and Block Guide $6.00  

Bishop, Yoke & Collar Guide is a versatile aid to use from the start to finishing of the smocked garment, but it Bishop or Yoke, Collar or Insert.  Neckline sizings are from 18" doll, Preemie/Newborn up to Adult.  Actual size is 14" x 14".  Also included is a Scallop Guide for Hems and Collars  for scallop sizes 1", 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2" & 4".

The fabric is a heavy weight and durable non-woven pressed fiber that is stretch-resistant. It can be pinned on or basted to.  Put it in an embroidery hoop for smocking on the guide if desired (but it's recomended that you hold your smocking in your hands unattached from the guide as the guide will last longer). Instructions are included.

Price $6.00
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Bishop Smocking for Adults - see the following pages:

Nightgown Patterns We Carry

Ladies Smocking


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