Maggie Bunch has created a new classic with her Ode to Joy pattern. I love everything about this dress–quick smocking, easy construction, use of coordinating print and the comfort of a pull-on dress or playtop with no buttons to fuss with. It is smocked front and back with only about 90 pleats sleeve to sleeve.
Ode to Joy was first taught by Maggie as a class project at Sewing at the Beach and she is now offering it as an on-line sew-along class. She has given several sew-along, smock-along classes, reasonably priced at $25. They are a bargain at any price.
Step by step, Maggie sews along with you and posts even more detailed photos in the process. She is also is available to answer questions. The class begins mid- June. Registration is limited so if you are interested, check it out ASAP on her website here.