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Woman's blouse. English, 1890s smocking and pleats... Vintage Fashion, Couture, Moda, Vintage Outfits, 1890s Fashion, Vintage Dresses, 19th Century Fashion, Costume Design, Victorian Clothing

Ivory pleated blouse with a V-shaped smocked bib at the bustline front, back, and shoulder caps. High necked self-ruffled released pleat collar with interior braid, peplum waistband, set in Elizabethan shaped sleeves with graduated puffs stitched down by narrow rows of smocking stitches; with silk gauze cuff ruffle and self covered flat buttons with figure eight loop closures down the center front. Labeled: "Liberty & Co./Artistic and Historic Costume Studio/222 Regent St. W." Labeled…

Jan Power
Sewing Basics, Sewing Lessons, Sewing Techniques, Sewing Elastic, Sewing For Beginners, Sewing Hacks, Elastic Thread, Sewing Projects For Beginners, Sewing Fabric

Shirring is an old technique, I know. (Shirring and smocking aren’t actually originally done with elastic…..but it sure makes things easier. And faster.) Sometimes I assume everyone knows how to do it. But then I get another email asking how to shir (or smock) fabric. So it reminds me I shouldn’t assume…………..because it is …

Hanan Abdelaziz
Bella Industries, Inc.: Smocking! But not for clothing... Vintage Fashion, Pink, Couture, Fashion, Haute Couture, Vintage, Aesthetic Dress, Vintage Outfits, Long Sleeve Dress

When you think of smocking, if you're like me, you think of this: This is from the mid-1890s, and it's Liberty of London! Or, perhaps you think of this: Or, you might even think of this: Bottega Veneta I must say I love this pink dress. Smocking is an interesting way to add elasticity to a garment, especially back in the days before rubber & elastic. For me, just another ingenious technique humans came up with to solve problems. I learned a bit about smocking when I lived in Abu Dhabi. The…


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