Saturday, March 22, 2014
North American Smocking -- A Quick Sneak Peek
The significance of this project is that I eliminated all the vertical darts (but kept the horizontal bust dart) and replaced them with a band of North American Smocking, which gives the fabric a basket weave texture. The technique is surprisingly simple once you know how, but the proper execution takes some practice. I can tell which of the three pieces I did first, since the longer I worked at it, the better I got at making the folds turn out exactly the way I wanted them to.