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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2008 09:51:02 AM »

oh, its lovely!  I will tell you, no one around here (western canada) still does smocking - even the handmade markets are completely barren of such things.  I am in awe of anyone who hand sews, never mind does smocking *bows to you*  It is gorgeous, amazing job!

« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2008 09:52:15 AM »

This is STUNNING - I've played a bit with smocking, and I KNOW how labor intensive it is.  This is definitely an heirloom piece. Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2008 09:59:23 AM »

I think it looks beautiful.   Grin
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2008 10:17:21 AM »

This is fantastic!  I'm working on a smocked outfit right now too and it makes me go cross-eyed after a few minutes.  Great great job!

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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2008 10:24:00 AM »

Wow!  This is truly amazing!  I've always been a huge fan of smoking.  It's so delicate and beautiful.. but I just don't think I have the patience for it.  Kudos to you.  You really did an awesome job!

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« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2008 10:42:55 AM »

This is amazing, as redundant as it's getting I have to say that I can't believe you did this by hand!!!! 
Now- silly question... (please don't shoot me) what is "smocking"?  I had at first assumed that it was just the action of making a smock-style garment, but after reading through the comments I'm realizing that's not it at all.   Cheesy

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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2008 12:09:24 PM »

that really is an outstanding piece of work. i keep coming back to look at it!

and it looks the style of dress that will fit for a while, so there's one very lucky little girl (and mum!) who's gonna get plenty of pleasure from it.

i once started a very very simple smocked dress (nowhere near as intricate as this - the pleats were 1cm apart) and didn't even get a tenth of the way through before i gave up. you must have the patience of a saint.

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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2008 12:46:30 PM »

This reminds me of all of my dresses in kindergarten!  Grin  As close as I get to your ambition is the basketweave smocking.  Great job!

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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2008 01:26:16 PM »

That is gorgeous! My mother in law is working on a smocked dress for my daughter. I'm going to show this to her and I'm sure she'll love it. This is going on my wist  Grin

« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2008 06:18:14 PM »

This is so beautiful! Anyone know where I can find information or tutorials on how to do this? I've always been amazed by smocking and loved my dresses that had it growing up. Never really thought to do it myself!!
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