Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How do we feel about smocking?

In my life, I left smocking behind when I was about, oh, four or five. But it's been percolating in the back of my mind for a while now, and if I ever develop some patience, I might try it myself. Here are a few examples from my inspiration files.

Bottega Veneta - love the fullness of the skirt



Threads magazine has a tutorial on this stitch I might try


Preen - I love the floatiness.
Random smocking from Michael Kors

Photos courtesy of 1&2: disdressed 3: Stitcher's Guild, 4&5: Threads, 6&7: The Sartorialist

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