Sunday, April 6, 2008

Where to put the smocking...

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 :-) 


  1. Hey Birgette- welcome to blogdom! It is addictive!

  2. Hi! I really enjoyed reading the process of your blouse creation. It's really beautiful and the detail is simply exquisite. Best-Rachel

  3. Can't wait to see what path your ideas take you. That is the best part about sewing, we can do it just how we like - no rules at all! Love your blouse you made, that is such a gorgeous color and such incredible details!

  4. Ooh, that shirt would be beautiful! It will be interesting to see what you come up with.

  5. Birgitte, I love your blouse, the smocking and the color. Of course, the fit is great too. And hey, can you keep a secret? I voted for you in the PR contest.