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I love smocking, have been doing it about 30 years. Your stitches a so nice & even & your construction is wonderful too. It makes me sad when someone does a great job smocking & then the construction screams "home made" not "custom made".
I wish my eyes were good enough to smock. Your work is beautiful. I did it for a while when my girls were young.
Sewing goes much faster!
I Adore smocking and used to do quite a bit when I was younger. This is just Beautiful!
Your work is baeutiful. I love to smock but my youngest GD is now almost 10 so she is not interested in "those" dresses. I loved geometric smocking and appreciate all the more the stacked smocking as it was not what I enjoyed.
Yes, pleating machines are the way to go. My Mother always called that cheeting for she first ironed on the dots, gathered that by hand then did the smocking. I think I would not ever been interested in smocking if that was the way I had to learn..
I have smocked a couple blouses for myself and they always draw attention when I wear them. One clerk in a store commented on the peasant blouse smocked collar, and almost started to cry when she remembered how her Mother smocked for her when she was young.
I love it too. My mother-in-law used to smock and made the kids some gorgeous pieces. She used a pleating machine.
This is STUNNING. How did you do that. This is one technique I so need to try. What patter did you use?
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