I smocked for two nights straight on this bad boy just to finish it. I must say that I "toiled" and slaved away on this 1/4 yard of fabric but I am extremely happy happy with my results results. It helps that when smocking you can also watch your "programs"... mine consisted of Dancing With the Stars (which I swear I never usually watch) and tonight it was Real Housewives of Atlanta ( love me some housewives from any location)...
|I started off with good ol' fashioned directions from my Threads Magazine. To my delight there are two smocking patterns for me to try. This particular pattern is referred to as the Lattice Stitch Smocking.|
|Starting one row at a time... (back)|
|I used my pinking shears to cut the edges so they wouldn't fray while I was working on my separate rows. There is nothing I despise more than fraying fabric... well, maybe Heidi Montag first, then fraying fabric. (back)|