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Tulip Smocked Insert April/Harper Bubble

These smocked tulips have us smitten. Pair our April pinafore top with the Harper bubble and add a hint of smocking. We know this will be on your project list in no time.

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Pattern: April + Harper

Fabric/Piping: Taffy Gingham 1/16"and Gingham Taffy Piping by Fabric Finders Smocking Plate: Tulip Garden by Ellen McCarn on a Pleated Insert

DMC Floss: 603, 703, 3716, 3766 (Purchase Match Your Floss and note numbers.)

Snaps: White Open Ring Elastic: 1/4" Elastic  *Available at while supplies last.

Requirements/What to Cut

Follow fabric requirements for Harper sizes 6mo - 24mo. Add length to top of Harper front and back bubble according to chart below. This will achieve the correct "shoulder to crotch" measurement. Cut placket strip longer by twice measurement in chart below.


1. Cut the ruffles, fold in half and trim 1/4" from raw edge to achieve a slightly more narrow look.

2. Sash is optional.

3. Make the April by following the April bodice instructions steps 1-23.

4. To complete the bubble, follow the Harper bubble instructions 15-29.

Designed by

Cathy Jones

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