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Green envy

Added Jan 8, 2010

by gracel

Salem, Massachus...






This is a hand smocked shoulder bag in a modern spring green. The interior is lined with contrasting yellow and gold printed cotton, and a pleated pocket. Ribbon ties sit below the top of the bag, allowing for a more secure closure.

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By gracel at Ten Oliver

Material Notes

cotton, interfacing




Garment Type

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    Jan 9, 2010, 06.05 AMby india

    this is beautiful!!

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    Jan 9, 2010, 04.13 AMby ninaribena

    OH WOW!!! Really gorgeous. Thank you for the explanation, I think I’ll give it a try! L>O>V>E the colour you’ve used too. Beautiful. xx

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    Jan 8, 2010, 01.11 PMby gracel

    Thanks for your comments ladies. Smocking isn’t as difficult as it looks- it’s really all in the pressing of the pleats. I made one inch pleats (if you look at the pleating at the top of the bag, it’s the same on the reverse side), tacked them down with hand stitches across each row at 2 inch intervals, and then pinched each pleat halfway between each 2 inch interval and hand sewed them together.

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    Jan 8, 2010, 09.12 AMby irmchen

    Super! The smoking detail is really interesting… and it is handmade… I am wondering wheter I should be able to do it.

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    Jan 8, 2010, 05.59 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    love the color combo and love the smocking detail!! trying to figure out how it’s done. looks like large pintucks or pleats that are then hand sewn together at points??

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