March 25, 2008

Smocking Has Taken Over!!

What about post titles makes me get corny? When considering this post, I began to consider what should my title be? I started with song titles: Drop, Pop, and Smock It - Smock It Likes It Hot - Smock Like There's No Tomorrow. I went into the television world : Smocking - the Final Frontier. I went too corny - Once, Twice, Three Times a Smocker. STOP!!!! It appears my real talent is sewing and not naming a post. So - allow me to refocus and continue on with what the real intent of this post was meant to be - I want to Smock. However, the books I have checked out from my local libraries (which are very good libraries - don't get me wrong) are horrible!! Can anyone recommend some good smocking material that I can study and prepare to Smock until the cows come home. I know, I know - I can't seem to stop!!!! I still love Drop, Pop and Smock It! HA!


  1. Hey there! the lady with this blog does smocking I think....maybe you could email her.

  2. Smocking is great...I wish I knew how to do it. All I know is that I gravitate towards dresses for Ali with smocking on them.

    I'm excited to see what you find.

  3. I checked out a book from the library today and it has a great section on smocking...I will write down the title next time I go downstairs. It looks pretty simple--more embroidery-ish than sewing. Also great info on pin tucks and other detailed sewing techniques.

  4. Hello, I just came across your blog. I am going to enjoy reading in the future. As for the smocking, I really enjoy smocking. I just learned about a year ago. Martha Pullen has a great DVD and she has quite a few different blanks that you can purchase to smock on if you do not have a pleater. I learned taking a 1 hour class from her. She is a fantastic teacher. Another great resource is "A-Z Smocking" and "A-Z Sewing for Smockers". The pictures are great. You might be able to get these books from Amazon but I know that you can from They also have Austrailian Smocking and Embroidery magazines which are absolutely beautiful. I made my daughters Easter dress from a pattern in one of the magazines. So, I hope that helps. Learning to smock is a lot of fun. Enjoy!


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