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This is the best tutorial I have found for hand pleating for English Smocking. Nonetheless, while I love smocking, I hate doing the pleating. :o)

History Smocking is an embroidery technique used to gather fabric so that it can stretch. Before elastic, smocking was commonly used i...

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Pretty Blue, Pink, Green and White Floral Classic Hand Smocked Baby Toddler Dress with Eyelet Lace. Size 12 months. 1T. Ready to Ship Girl's Hand Smocked Holiday Party Dress - Dark Gray with Red Flowers: Clothing