Grand smocking

Thanks to Jenny Putney for letting us have these charming photos of her granddaughters in the beautiful dresses she made and smocked for them using Oakshott fabric (plain and checked purple) purchased several years ago:

Jenny-Pudney2-2 Jenny-Pudney1-2 “The fabrics were a joy to work with by hand and machine.  I used my smocking pleater to gather the fabric and matched the colours in the check weave to do the smocking which was my own overall design using ideas from a number of smocking books.  The scariest part was cutting the rectangle of smocking to the shape of the pattern and making sure that it was symmetrical … Thank you for selling such a range of high quality fabrics to delight us all.”