I have now finished most of the embroidery for my smock. There is a bit I will need to do when it is sewn together. I'm hoping I can sew it together over Easter.
I began shoulder pieces. The lower one is finished and here the top one is partly done.
These connect the smocked fronts and backs.
I then embroidered the side panels on the front. As with the other pieces, I used the traditional design suggested in the pattern and the colours of the smocking. I used thread I already had and, of course, ran out part way through. Hetty's Patch and Country Bumpkin were able to match thread close enough to work with.
Tonight I have finished the two collar pieces, one of which is shown here.
Now the real challenge - construction - begins. Can I piece it all together (and make it fit)?