Here is my final project for a correspondence course that I am taking through the Smocking Arts Guild of America on advanced English Smocking stitches.
This is my first original smocking design. How exciting! I chose to use open herringbone, closed herringbone and barbed trellis stitches from the many that I learned during this course.
The pattern is one provided by my teacher, Nancy Malitz. It has small pink buttons on the back that are fastened by hand crocheted loops and also a little snap. The angel wing sleeves are hemmed using a hand whip stitch. Inside the dress are french seams. The fabric is 100 percent cotton batiste.