1. waauw, this is really gorgeous! I never saw this type of smocking paper before, so I learned something today! Thanks for liking my post on the Tinny dress, you were the first to react to anything on my new blog! 🙂 Sorry you probably don’t understand anything from it since it’s in dutch… Maybe someday I’ll try English too 🙂

    • Tenille

      Thank you Barbara, I bought the paper from the Grace L. Knott company before they closed down, I thought it might come in handy one day. Even though I don’t understand the words on your blog, I’ll still visit to look at the pictures.

      • thank you Tenille!! That’s really sweet! I hope you’ll like what you’ll get to see 🙂 It won’t all be about sewing, but we’ll see how it ‘ll all turn out to be 🙂

  2. Oh, that is so cool! I like the smocking done in an unusual way like this. And yes, pleating by hand feels like it takes forever!

    • Tenille

      Thank you Charity. It feels like forever, but I think I could also do it forever too, such an enjoyable activity

  3. To keep smocking stable, back stitch the back of the smocking. Even pleats done with a pleater must be back stitched to stabilize or hold its shape. Just a FYI for the future. The dots should come off with washing but if the back is not stabilized on you may be disappointed in the looks of your bodice.

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