Monday, March 31, 2014

Smocking experiments

Last year, I inter-library-loaned a 1948 book on smocking Stitching for Style by Nelle Weymouth. Finally, I'm getting around to trying some of the designs.

This is lazy-smocking, as all the thread tails are on the right side of the fabric, and I did the work on scraps of $2 polyester lining fabric.

I had high hopes for the Columbine pattern, but three out of the four flowers look rather sad. My favorite is the lower right one.

I like the Rose Trellis quite a bit - I can see it on the yoke area of a blouse or on the sleeves somewhere.

I may sit down and try a few more patterns, since I have more of the green left.

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