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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Smocking up a Storm - skirt 2

I promised Niamh a skirt like her sister's. As it is a quick and enjoyable project, I thought I'd do it sooner rather than later.
I had enough of a bright fabric with cherries on it, so I pleated it up and chose some thread.

This time I stitched the top panels for the front and back together and pleated the whole piece, rather than smocking them separately as suggested in the pattern. This is neater and I prefer smocking the long rows .

It worked really well.

Again, my efforts to find a suitable blue tshirt failed and I ended up with a reddish-pink one.

It is such a great pattern - a real pleasure to sew and a hit with 4 year-olds!


Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous skirt! And modelled beautifully too.

Jillian Cheek said...

Just beautiful. I love the cherry fabric, too.