I wish I had a better picture of the fabric, it has cute little clothes on it. Perfect for Zoe.
9"x45" piece of fabric. I used a fat quarter and just cut it in half and sewed the pieces together.
Floss: Colors of your choosing
Lace: For finishing the bottom
Padded Hanger--They are so easy to find, why pad your own?
1: You can hem the long sides now or wait to do it later. I do not like to hem before putting through my pleater, but, it's your choice.
2: Mark the center of the fabric. Run 13 rows of pleating threads, 6.rows one each side.
I pleat 13, then remove the center thread, leaving 6 on each side for design.
3.Tie off piece to 10-1/2"
You can get as elaborate as you like, or simple. It is your creation.
When I assembled mine. I marked the center, where the hanger would go, by measuring the hanger and then my smocked piece. I did a small machine button hole, but you could just do a hole and secure it with fraycheck. It is not going to get any wear at all.
I had an already padded hanger from the dollar store.
Once I had the button hole made, I sewed the ends together, using a french seam. Slipped it over the hanger and secured the bottom by slip stitching the pieces together.