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Topic: Hand smocked yoke shirt (try saying that one 10 times fast!)  (Read 12968 times)
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littlekiwitree
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2009 08:57:43 PM »

Wow...that is seriously not easy to do!
It's beautiful.  Thanks for the link...I've been wanting to learn!
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pollypocket451
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2009 11:23:05 AM »

beautiful and unusual.
you must have a lot of patience!
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WeisserRegenbogen
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2009 08:49:02 AM »

I love smocking! You did a great job - very neat!
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« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2009 12:07:39 PM »

So great! Really impressive. How long did that smocking take? Color is perfect.
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« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2009 06:42:54 PM »

Awesome.  I was just looking @ a 1964 version of McVall's needle work Treasury, has instructions & samples.. I thought to myself that'd be fun!  =)  Nice color chioce as well.

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« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2009 11:28:24 PM »

So great! Really impressive. How long did that smocking take? Color is perfect.

I didn't count the hours, but it took hours. The yoke insert was roughly 4-5 inches by 10. I'd guess an hour of ironing the pleats and 4-5 hours of smocking. Then the actual sewing of the shirt took about an hour or so, not too long. And it only took that long because the arm holes are entirely bound.
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