I love the simple elegance that bounding the sleeves gives to the look of a smocked bishop. I used the Children's Corner Smocked Bishop pattern, but any angle-sleeve smocked bishop pattern will work for this lovely garment.


The fabric I used was such a joy to work with -- very lovely cotton with a wonderful hand and sheer quality that warrants hours upon hours of hand embroidery work. There are 176 bullion roses around the neckline of this bishop.

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This has become one of my favorite little garments and is sure to be a repeat.

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