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Children's Corner - Mary De

Mary De is the classic wrap-in-the-back sundress and jumper creating a V-back. The dress fastens with two buttons, and the bodice is lined. In addition to the original smocked dress, Mary De can also be made with a smocked insert or unsmocked with a plain front bodice. Our easy-to-follow smocking instructions will make this your favorite smocking project. The unsmocked version is great for beginners and the smocked versions are for more advanced sewers.

Suggested Fabrics:  Light to medium-weight fabrics such as broadcloth, chambray, lawn, or seersucker.


  • ALL VIEWS: Buttons (5/8”) – 2; Lightweight fusible interfacing (optional) – 1/4 yard
  • VIEW A & B: Corded Piping – 1 yard; Wonder Tape
  • VIEW B: Pre-pleated insert using fabric strip 5 1/2” long x 60” wide
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