Bitten by the smocking bug
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Lately I've become a bit obsessed with smocking. If you follow me on Instagram you've probably realised that.
I worked out the Eloise Gathered Top PDF Pattern lends itself rather well to smocking.
I added about 8 inches to the width of the front pattern piece, so there's lots of fabric to smock.
Last week I visited Amitie, my favourite fabric shop, and picked up a few new fabrics, including one of Anna Maria Horner's woven yarn dyes.
This probably isn't the sort of fabric I would normally use in dressmaking, but when you add the smocking element, I couldn't resist it.
There was a bit of trial and error with this top. I attached the neck binding three times before I was happy with it.
I have been Pinning lovely images of smocked tops on Pinterest and getting inspired.
This is a long sleeved raglan top with sleeve ends gathered into a cuff. I think it will be cute over a little denim skirt and tights this winter.
Adelaide has a fuscia coloured Jacadi cardigan that goes perfectly with it.
I had company in the studio this afternoon. Henri and I passed a lovely couple of hours in the attic with the sun streaming in. He was doing some sketching in a sunny spot. The perfect Sunday afternoon.
Kristine, I have been enjoying your smocking posts, very much. This pinks smock is especially beautiful, I know it isn't the usual divine Liberty prints you work with, but the colours are so wonderful and I am sure Adelaide loves it. I also really like the photo of Henri, oviously your studio is a wonderful place loved by all th family.
All the best
Posted by: Engracia Findlay | Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 10:07 AM