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canadian smocking!!!

Added Sep 1, 2009

by davee09

Brisbane, Australia




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all instructions on the website
im in love with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Material Notes

i tested it on cotton but want to try it on silk to put on the front of a dress!!!
i dont have a pic of my test cos its on scrap material so i used the websites one cos it says its a required field! lol




Garment Type
Cotton, Silk

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    May 22, 2010, 01.50 PMby annaelisabeth

    i’m working on a few pieces at the time and worked my way through the technique. love it

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    Sep 4, 2009, 11.54 AMby badkitty-1

    Oh this looks fabulous. I am goiung to give this a go with a corset front. Thanks for sharing this. x

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    Sep 2, 2009, 01.47 AMby lynaldine

    yeah ! me too I love this project, so inspiring

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    Sep 2, 2009, 01.32 AMby astonchee

    OMG, Absolutly love this! haha My favourite singlett had this on the front of it and recently it has died… Im going to give this ago as soon as I get the chance! Thankyouxx

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    Sep 1, 2009, 11.39 PMby lottatroublemaker

    Thanks so much for posting! I thought my English was pretty good, but I had a bit of problems understanding the text in the how-to though. E.g. “Start by making a small stitch under the dot one in the from top and one in from the side.” and "Thread the needle make through the loop to make a knot, and pull the thread taut. " What I mean is things like “under the dot one in the from top” and “Thread the needle make”. I just don’t get exactly what the writer means with these ways of wording the instructions. Maybe it’s “sewing lingo” I just don’t get, at least not yet… I guess I will have to try it and see if I can get it properly if I do it… I really loved the way it looks and could really see it on the front of garments. E.g. it would be real cool on fleece, I think… E.g. a semi-fitted fleece jacket, made to look a bit more fashionable and cool than most fleece jackets… Could have one rectangle on each front side, from under the bust to a bit over the waistband or edge and maybe one larger rectangle on the back… I love the way it looks woven… :)

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      Sep 5, 2009, 05.22 AMby davee09

      i just looked at the pictures and ignored the writing!!!! haha i found it soooo confusing when i was just reading the instructions!!!

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    Sep 1, 2009, 03.33 PMby ralarkins

    Thanks for sharing the instructions on how to do it. I remember my grandmother had a couple of round silk pillows that had this treatment on the edge and excess along the sides became pleats to form a starburst pattern on the front and the back of the pillow. It was so cool to see as a kid. I would stare at it for hours trying to figure out how they made a flat piece of fabric look plaited.

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    Sep 1, 2009, 02.43 PMby scheryka

    yes! This is addictive huh? lol I actually tried it on silk. It turned out really pretty. Next Iwanna do it with stretchy thread. I wonder how that will come out? :)

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    Sep 1, 2009, 02.36 PMby bellamabella

    smocking is on my list of next things to learn :)

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