Despite the lateness of this post I actually finished this swatch in one afternoon. It has been sitting in my house waiting for me to take a photo. I think I was going to iron it, too, but I didn’t. I’m kind of excited to try a larger smocking project in the future. It’s a neat technique and looks so darn cute when it’s done.
Here is how the swatch looked when I was done embroidering:
You can see my pattern clearly and the dark pleating threads are still intact. The first photo is what happens when you remove the pleating threads. I kind of love it.
– Smocking is not difficult. I imagine that hand pleating could be tedious, or a larger piece of fabric in the pleater could get cumbersome, but the embroidery is kind of fun and the possible patterns are limitless. I’d like to try to make a garment with it some day.
– With my schedule these days I need to take photos and post right away or it won’t get done.
Stay tuned for project 42!