Category Archives: smocking

Smocking Demystified

There’s something about smocking that seems to strike fear into the hearts of even fairly adventurous sewists. My very first blog post ever was about a smocked dress. I managed to inspire one other sewist, who made an amazing version, but mostly the response to this dress is, “I could never do that!”. But really, […]

Better Photos

Today I took the iron, the smocked dress, a corset, the backdrop, the tripod, and some red lipstick and recruited 6 yo dd, who is home sick, to take better photos of my smocked dress. This is the result. I am making progress toward better photos. The dress is still for sale on Etsy

Wore the dress

So I wore the dress last night out to dinner at a swanky restaurant in NYC, and the hostess asked me if it was the Bottega Veneta dress. I told her I made it, and then she brought us to THE CORNER TABLE!! I guess she was so impressed with my sewing skills that she […]

Smocked Dress

Everyone else has a blog, so why not me? Let’s just jump right in to my current project, which is a dress inspired by this one from Bottega Veneta: It really took my breath away. I wanted to see the actual dress, but, alas, I don’t have the leisure to go trotting off to the […]