Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Smocking - up close
This shot is actually the dress upside down and inside out - used a scallop stitch to finish the bodice lining.
The collar - I supposed I could have gotten the little blue flowers closer to the vine.
The bodice - backsmocked behind the embroidered section. Close-up, I see the imperfections, but I think that is part of the charm of hand work. I really like how the colors of this piece came together because I had trouble picturing it like the magazine from the skeins of floss alone, but once stitched, it is just right.