By the sea shore

Added Jun 6, 2011

by candyjoyce

Southampton, Uni...

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Description

Do you remember that annoying advert where the woman would swish her hair around and say
“I think I’m in love……..with a Shampoo!”
Yeah, well, I was swishing around when I made this top and saying “I think I’m in love…..with a smocking technique!”

I think I over did it a bit with this top.

I really want to try this, and other canadian smocking techniques, on striped or chequered fabric.

Material Notes

jersey

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Style
Casual
Material
Knits/Jersey

Credits

Shell Smocking

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    Jun 9, 2011, 08.14 PMby mariposa21

    Its crazy! Love it :) The sleeve is cool. How on earth did you know how much fabric was required for that amount of smocking with such a basic pattern?

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      Jun 9, 2011, 10.24 PMby candyjoyce

      Thanks.

      I read that 3x the amount of fabric is needed but this is for an all over square so for example a 15 inch square would be smocked down to 5 inches.

      I knew that I didn’t want to smock the whole front so I just figured out roughly where I wanted the smocking to go on the finished garment and then did a patch of smocking on the uncut fabric and then layed the pattern over the smocked fabric and cut it out.

      It didn’t turn out quite how I envisioned it but not bad for a first attempt.

      You could probably get technical and work out fabric requirements precisely but I think the method described above works well enough.

      Cheers,
      Candy

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    Jun 9, 2011, 03.51 AMby Ashlee Nemo

    Less is never more. I love all the smocking :)

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    Jun 9, 2011, 02.04 AMby libra-s

    Very sweet! Grat job!

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    Jun 8, 2011, 05.28 PMby infinite-plus-one

    i’m in love this (: what’s the technique name and pleaseeeeee where can i find the tutorial? (:

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      Jun 8, 2011, 06.51 PMby candyjoyce

      Hi, as noted this is Canadian smocking, I followed the directions for a ‘shell’ pattern but there are other canadian smocking patterns.

      The blog where I found the technique is in the credits above.

      I hope this helps and I would love to see what you create with this technique.

      Cheers,
      Candy

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    Jun 8, 2011, 12.14 PMby tamsinwp

    This is amazing – it might be a bit much in one top, but wow!

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      Jun 8, 2011, 01.18 PMby candyjoyce

      Thanks,

      I know, I got a bit carried away. I have just bought some more Jersey (stripy!!) so I am going to try another version of this with less smocking.

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    Jun 8, 2011, 10.46 AMby gillthecat

    its crazy but cool,, what are the pants they are nice too,, watch out the smocking will get you,,

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      Jun 8, 2011, 01.19 PMby candyjoyce

      The smocking already got me!! I’m gonna try a few different smocking techniques now, there is one called ‘arrows’ which looks pretty cool and another one called ‘bones’ that I’m sure I can do something with.

      The trousers are Bella from Burdastyle.

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