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    Tutorial: Blocking Smocked Yokes with Freezer Paper

    Posted by on Jun 15 2011

    The moment that always scares me when I’m making a smocked dress always comes when I’ve got to cut away my smocking for the armholes. Typically, the instructions say something like. “Block smocking. Trace armholes using pattern guide. Zig-zag inside the tracing. Cut.” Sounds easy enough.   How hard can it be?  Well, smocking is […]