Hand Smocked Roundup

I love paging through my old family photos and looking back at my childhood, outfits and all. My mom, who has been my sewing inspiration since I was twelve, hand-smocked so many beautiful little dresses for me. I have always wanted to learn how to do it; it’s so adorable, feminine and has such a timeless look. I have found some really lovely hand smocked couture for women, on Pinterest of course. Here are some tempting items that make me want a little hand smocking in my wardrobe.

Smocked silk-chiffon blouse from www.net-a-porter.com
Summery blouse from www.stevenalan.com
Burda Style gives us a great tutorial: www.burdastyle.com/techniques/smocking-a-honeycomb-texture

I was overjoyed when our new lovely teacher, Nicole Morgenthau gave us a class proposal for this adorable little hand smocked pinafore dress.

So cute!

Even if you don’t have a little one in your life, Nicole will teach you the techniques involved in smocking so you  can make anything you want. Love it!

3 Responses to “Hand Smocked Roundup”

  1. Beth Boyce

    I have been looking all over Portland for someone who could teach me hand smocking.
    I do all kinds of other needlework, but never learned to smock—–and now I have a baby granddaughter arriving in June. I so want to be able to smock Bishop’s dresses and pinafores. If private instruction or group classes are available, please let me know! – Beth Boyce, West Linn PS: I have a pleater that was my mother’s, but I’ve no idea how to use it!

  2. michelle

    Unfortunately our smocking teacher moved to Virginia. Currently I do not know anyone who would be able to teach you. Her project were so cute and we are always on the lookout for a replacement, but haven’t found one yet. We will keep trying!

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