The smocking will take awhile, already giving me plenty of time to ponder what to do with it. I work things really backward sometimes :-) The book had me excited about trying new techniques, so who cares where they go in the end. I'm now thinking it would make a perfect yoke for this skirt, which will give me an excuse to go down and visit Mr. Pleater Man, Warren,
at A-1 Pleating. The skirt is from BWOF November '07, style 107 A.
And wouldn't you know, just as I was looking up the line drawing, DD sticks her head over my shoulder, "You know mom, that would be a beautiful skirt with this", walking over to my blouse on the dress form. She's six! Guess money well spent buying her a sewing machine.
I think the skirt will look good a bit longer, and extend the yoke as well. But plans change so who knows. In the meantime this design- and those pleats!- have my heart all aflutter :-)