Thursday, July 19, 2012


This one is freehand and handstitched

 This is still in progress with pin tucks, hand smocking and machine decorative stitching, not really blackwork. I call it faux blackwork : The next one, I will put the ruffle or lace on first, and then smock. I really did not leave enough space to attach it easily. Also I will make the sleeve less voluminous, as the smocking was a bit too loose and I had to put in stitches to tighten the cuff underneath. To mark the space to be smocked, I used a graphite art pencil. I would have used a blue wash out pen, but, of course....couldn't locate one of the three I own! The honeycomb pleats are marked with dots in a grid of 1/4" by 1/2" rows, 5 of them.

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