Here is a sample of what I learned yesterday during my first smocking class. It will probably take me a long time to get the stitches right, but it was so much fun! Allisha and Ann were at the Stitching Corner in Orem, Utah, with me (what fun is it to take a class without girlfriends?).
I had never seen a pleater before… but I did not have to use it as the fabric was already prepared for us before class. Although sewing dresses is not my forte, I will have to learn to make a simple one so I can show off the smocking once I master the stitches.
Or… I can smock to top of an apron – now that is an idea! Have you done any smocking? Do you have any helpful tips for me (books, videos, anything)?