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WhiteWork (8) by Magpies Laundry (Lucy Portsmouth) I got a bit carried away with the ruching … it turned into full-on smocking. This piece is approx 9inches x 12 inches.

Easiest honeycomb smocking/pleating tutorial i've seen. DEFINITELY giving this a whirl to upgrade some plain ole dropcloth panels (since I can't afford the smocked sheer voile ones I really want from pottery barn!) Thank you, Tumbling Blocks for the thorough and easy to follow tutorial! honeycomb smocking for tutorial by dorathy, via Flickr

Diploma Project 2010: The Art of Manipulating Fabric

So I remember the names that go along with the pleat :)

Glad to see tutorials for these tedious yet beautiful sewing techniques. Now if someone could just post a tutorial on pressing as you sew- we could slowly get rid of all those wrinkled sewing projects all over the internet :)

Wish I had this before we made courtneys prom dress. how to drape--oh, I so want to learn how to create beautiful draped/rouched bodices....

Smocked Honeycomb Skirt Tutorial from a new, independent DIY pattern biz. I love the look!

Honeycomb smocking explained in a video. She apologizes for her "thick souhern accent" but only in the south is the handmade heirloom a staple of a well dressed child. Deal.