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Smocking

Definition: Smocking


Smocking

n. Type of needlework, gathering small bits of fabrics into decorative, colorful designs. Smocking is a centuries-old embroidery technique. Historic English smocking is a technique of sewing the embroidery over pleats already sewn into the fabric. North American smocking is an alternate technique where the pleats are gathered and formed in the fabric by the smocking stitchwork itself.

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cocca cocca 10 years
very cool technique.
olliecat olliecat 10 years
I tried this on at a Barneys! Seriously a great dress! I wish it would go on sale....
Daisie Daisie 10 years
I remember a top I had as a little girl that has this "smocking". Grrr. Hehe. It itched but was so cute..I was torn! Did I need a tank under it or was it just cheap kids clothes? XD
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years
i love milla!!!
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