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Topic: Fun in the sun (or.. the clouds as the case may be!) - smocked summer dress!  (Read 7348 times)
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« on: July 01, 2010 08:42:57 PM »

I have been wanting to try smocking for ages!  Finally I did! 

After much trial and error (Seriously... MUCH), this is the end result!

It is tedious, but gloriously easy!  I love it!  More to come, my friends... More to come!


Made with a lightweight, woven cotton.  1.50 a meter ('cause I bought what was left of the bolt... ahem... 9 meters...)

Had some serious issues getting the hem to sit nicely.  It kept getting shorter and shorter... finally when I thought it was a lost cause, doomed to shirt-dom, my husband suggested a band at the bottom.  The band is shiny lining fabric...

the back...

the front and my crazy face.

close up of the shirring...

I did some shirring on my infinity dress as well.  This dress actually came before the infinity, but is only finished as of today!

I love it Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010 08:48:43 PM »

What a cute dress!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010 08:49:10 PM »

That is so adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010 08:52:10 PM »

I love your dress and fabric! I have yet to try smocking.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010 09:03:07 PM »

That is super cute, and it looks great on you!   

You must have a lot of patience to do all that smocking.
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010 09:19:34 PM »

Totally loving it!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010 10:27:44 PM »

Super cute!
I love the look of socking, but would probably give up after 5 inches. Way to persevere!
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010 01:15:15 AM »

Super cute.  I love the fabric.  Great colors Smiley  I can see why you would buy the rest of the bolt for that price Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2010 02:22:23 AM »

way cute, LOVE IT! love the color.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010 05:48:55 AM »

Thanks all!

I am very pleased with the end result.  It was verrry tedious to actually do the smocking, but it seems to get faster as you go, which is good!   Think I may wear it again today Smiley
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