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Mary De with Ruffle Sleeve

Updated: Jun 3

Mary De is one of our favorite classic patterns. Smocked in white with a pop of yellow flowers this look shines bright! Melissa added a sweet ruffle sleeve for a fun addition, learn how to make this change below.

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Pattern: Mary De Fabric: Floral Blues 2630 by Fabric Finders Smocking Plate: Valentina by Ellen McCarn DMC Floss: Blanc, 745, 912 (Purchase Match Your Floss and note these numbers.) Buttons: Mother of Pearl 1100 White, Size 24 *Available at while supplies last.


1. Cut a rectangle according to the chart below.

2. Fold rectangle in half with wrong sides together along center line and press. Shape ends of the rectangle to achieve curved ends as shown in diagram.

3. Press fabrics wrong sides together, run two lines of lengthened machine stitching from end to end along the raw edge side of the sleeve. Stitch the first line 1/8” from the raw edge and the second line 3/8” from the raw edge. Repeat with other sleeve.

4. On your armhole, start at shoulder seam and measure down front and back and mark halfway points. Place a dot on the right side of fabric. This will be the top half of the armhole where the ruffle sleeve is inserted.

5. Gather sleeve to fit between marks on bodice, distributing gathers evenly. Pin, and baste in place to the right side of fabric using a scant ¼” seam allowance.

6. Continue construction per Mary De pattern instructions. Designed by

Melissa Sansom

Click the printer icon below for printable version.


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