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« on: April 25, 2008 09:49:22 AM »

Here is my first completed smocking project.  It is so not perfect but I think it came out okay for a beginner.  I cursed through most of it swearing I'd never do another one but I'm sure I will.   Cheesy



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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2008 04:33:25 PM »

I think you did a great job.  Especially since you attempted a Bishop Dress for your first go (I hate trying to do bishop dresses).

 
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2008 05:59:40 AM »

Lovely....You did a wonderful job!!! Love the color...
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008 08:45:42 PM »

It looks very nice to me!  I am trying to learn, and am at about the same stage.  When I get my first smocked pic up, I'll post a link here.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008 04:01:23 AM »

I think it looks awesome!
I have been considering trying to learn the art of smocking myself and am wondering what resources you are using to learn?
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2008 05:32:55 AM »

 I am using several resources:  This book: Andrew, Anne. Smocking

I went and took a private lesson from a woman in Lansing, MI.  She included a small square for practice in the class, and a regular smocked insert for me to take home and work on.  I am currently working on the smocked insert by using the sampler pattern in the above-named book.  Her website: http://www.sewwhimsical.com/  The class was very useful and I have sent some items to her to be pleated.

Also useful:  The video Sew Beautiful II - Potpourri of Heirloom Sewing
  book Pullen, Martha. Grandmother's Hope Chest
magazines Australian Smocking and Embroidery
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