This is a hand smocked sundress I just finished up for my daughter. It’s a refashion from the skirt of one of my old dresses, which I had appliqued the cherries onto originally. The smocking took a couple of evenings work in front of the TV and was very enjoyable to do (after the slightly boring task of gathering). For my first go at this technique I’m very happy with the outcome!
The back is shirred with elastic by machine, and I used bias binding to finish the armscyes and add tie straps.
Detail of the smocking:
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