putting an insert into a dress not designed for smocking Elizabeth's note: So many of you have ask me for patterns to use the machine smocking you have made. You do not need a pattern designed for smocking. Create your own using this method!
I like this because I prefer the pleated fabric to span across the bodice instead of inserting the dress fabric on each side of the pleated fabric. This finished method does not look like and afterthought or have a "framed" look. How to add a smocked insert to a dress- Part 1
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