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    A Very Tiny (Free) Smocking Design

    Posted by on Aug 30 2011

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted any new smocking designs, so here is a quick and easy trellis band. This one is very small – perfect for a baby’s nightgown or when you just need a small amount of something at the centre front. ¬†Then again, it would be a simple matter of extending […]

    Monkeying Around Smocking Plate

    Posted by on Apr 03 2011

    My “Monkeying Around” dress was published in the latest issue of SAGA News. I wrote about it last summer, when I was hmming and hawing over whether or not to correct the ripply binding. (I ultimately did, btw) Here are a few snapshots of the dress, pre-corrections. It looks really cute on the cover and […]