The smocking on this dress took me several nights to complete. The pattern is on a yoke, and the bodice is back-smocked for about 3 inches, then smocked in black with two rows of very pale green and some white touches in the middle.
I initially made an error, and did the first trellis in white instead of pale green. I doubted it would make a difference - but it did, and I replaced it.
There are interesting touches - like a wave over a double cable, creating almost a running stitch effect.
The basic construction was, as usual, fairly straightforward. The trickiest bit was the piping and bias strips cut from white pique.
I have, of course, another dress to write about next time - but that will need to wait until next weekend. It can carry my New Year wishes.
This one seemed an appropriate one to post at this time and to use to wish us all a very Happy Christmas.