I have Created a Revised PDF*** book of an Antique Original hard to find book published in 1916, called “SIMPLIFIED SMOCKING” The title of the book describes it perfectly, it’s easy to learn how to smock with step-by-step illustrated instructions.
The book has 31 pages and Measures 8.5” x 11”
“The Art of Smocking has been used for several Generations at least. It is, however more appreciated today than ever, and justly so, because it is a particularly charming way of adding a trimming or touch of color to children’s clothes. At the same time it takes care of a certain amount of fullness usually necessary to allow freedom of motion. It is also as attractive for misses from 12 to 18 years of age as for ladies’ smocks, blouses, kimonos, ect.”
Contains 2 Smocking Plates for Design. This booklet also has many charming illustrations of examples for the use of Smocking for: Infants clothes, Little Tots’ Rompers, Coats and Bonnets for Wee Little Girls, Inexpensive Dresses for Little Girls, Charming Frocks for Girls from 8-12 years of age, Ideas for the Girl in Her Teens.
There are Ideas for use in Women’s’ clothing like: Blouses, Frocks, Nightgowns and Bed Caps, Negligees, Aprons and more.
This is a Very Good Reference Source for those who are interested in Antique’ Clothing. This Book can help you to achieve that Special Touch for Making Future Heirlooms, For the Next Generation.
CONTENTS: Illustrated Directions for Doing the Work. Stitches with instructions and Illustrations for doing: Single Cable Stitch Double Cable Stitch Outline Stitch One-Step Wave Stitch Two-Step Wave Stitch Three-Step Wave Stitch Four-Step Wave Stitch One-Step Diamond Stitch Two-Step Diamond Stitch Three-Step Diamond Stitch Four-Step Diamond Stitch Thirty-Five Different Smocking Designs Illustrated Illustrations of Smocked Dresses, Blouses, Etc. Illustrated Lessons Showing How to Make the Smocked Dresses Cutting Charts Patterns Catalog List for the Dresses
***You will need Adobe Acrobat to open the file, the pattern will be emailed to your Paypal Email Account within 24 hours of purchase.