Medium: SmockingPat Mertl has been passionate about smocked clothing since she created a dress for her daughter in the early '70s. She has since perfected her craft using heirloom techniques and intricate hand work. Pat has studied with the world renowned Martha Pullen at the Martha Pullen School in North Carolina, and she continues to study with various experts from around the world. Pat's dresses and clothing are made using the finest fabrics and materials and are often adorned with antique buttons and lace. Pat's one-of-a-kind pieces are meant to be cherished and passed on to future generations.
She specializes in custom designs including christening gowns and flower girl dresses. Now a teacher of hand sewing and smocking, Pat is able to spread her true passion on to others.