I was a novice seamstress, and Kelley was three years old before I managed, using a Grace Knott pattern, to finish smocking and constructing a wearable garment.
Judy delights in smocking, crocheting, knitting, and sewing for her four granddaughters, ages 3 through 14.
If you'd been hoping that the smocking
, ruffles, tunics and bows of the last two seasons were on their way out then I'm sorry to say that you're going to be disappointed.
Red herring purple, red and black tunic, pounds 30, from Debenhams; ABOVE: Gold leather clutch bag, pounds 40, from TopShop (left), and leather smocking
bag, pounds 185, from Whistles; LEFT: Metallic smock dress, pounds 60; grey roll neck, pounds 15, both from Next; Matthew Williamson trousers, pounds 45; Jasper Conran blouse, pounds 45, both from Debenhams; RIGHT: Bobble cardi, pounds 90; wide-leg trouser, pounds 75, both from French Connection; RIGHT: Jersey dress, pounds 45 from Wallis; ABOVE: Black boots with buckle detail, pounds 75 from TopShop and Victoriana style ankle boots, pounds 80, from TopShop; RIGHT: Chunky knit tabard, pounds 40; culottes, pounds 35; silver clutch, pounds 20, all from Wallis
Embroidery, stitching, intricate beading, weaving, braiding, smocking
, lace work and exotic fabrics give Amidala's wardrobe the regal feel captured in the films.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sweet Stitches, Columbus' only source for smocking
and heirloom sewing supplies, will host its grand opening on May 14th.
Details to watch out for include smocking
, ruching, embroidery, frills, gathers and lace borders.
If you thought smocking
was only for Tiny Tears and pregnant ladies, think again.
Chicago insists she has no favorites, but she's clearly fond of her playful rendition of ``We're All in the Same Boat'' that depicts three men and three women trying to keep a leaky boat afloat and employs applique, smocking
and embroidery by Jacquelyn Moore and Mary Ewanoski.
is one such hand sewing method, promoted in the Antelope Valley followers by a club started seven years ago.