Jul 3 2012

A playsuit for our super hot weather.  Made by pattern #123, out of my favorite blue gingham, and smocked with a simple geometric design which can be found in the “Beginning Smocking Book”.  Who says that boys don’t look good in bubbles? Michie’

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May 17 2012

“Let them eat broccoli!” would be an appropriate title for this blog!  Yes, we let the babies play outside, eat, and act like normal kids in their smocked outfits!  The smocking is durable and washable and I want these clothes worn out with love and memories. Pattern #132 […]

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Jul 21 2011

Here is the smocked elephant design! Inspired by a box of animal crackers! The Jon-Jon is made from white pique’, lined with white Imperial Batiste and trimmed with red and white gingham piping. I was able to cut the Jon-Jon out of a really odd shaped scrap of […]

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Jul 5 2010

For the next few blogs I will cover several smocking tips. One term that you need to be familiar with when picture smocking is “back smocking.” This is done on the wrong side of the pleated inset, and is nothing more than a cable stitch using two strands […]

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