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Method of doing Canadian smocking

Discussion in 'Embroidery' started by leelagk, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. harina

    harina Gold IL'ite

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    Re: How to calculare material meeded for Canadian smoching?

    Hi Vani,
    Thanks a lot for the detailed information and i hope it will be useful to all of them
    surely thinking of making one cushion for myself......thank you....Harina
     
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    Re: How to calculare material meeded for Canadian smoching?

    Dear Vani,

    Thank you so much for the detailed information my friend.
     
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    Re: How to calculare material meeded for Canadian smoching?

    Hi Vani...thanks a ton..yes i actually wanted to make similar to this...letme try and post the pic....i ll try to smock only one part rather than both and do some simple work on the top

    thank you very much
    ok can you please help me in deciding the length in such case
    (1) if i want to do the bottom part
    (2) if i want to smock the top part

    sorry for troubling you...since this is my first attempt,i am trying to take things correctly before starting
     
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    Re: How to calculare material meeded for Canadian smoching?

    thank you thank you thank you so so much vani
    thanks for taking such a pain to explain,...very sweet of you...i ll def try this and post the picture as soon as possible...thank you
     
  5. stella_cb

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    Hi Vani,

    I'm very much impressed with the talents you have and volunteering to explain it in a way that anyone could follow. :hatsoff

    I have done English Smocking. I would like to stitch a dress for my daughter with canadian smoking. I'm totally new to this type of smocking. What pattern should I use? I liked the flower petal one. Can I choose this one for the body part (long body frock). Will it be nice? What tips and suggestions will you give for a beginner? Thank you for your help.
     
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    thanks for this link.
     
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    Thank you all for the appreciation.If you want to do this type of smocking for dresses, first prepare a paper draft . you will come to know the dimension of the square or rectangle in to which the draft fits in.According to this you have to smock. I have already given the method of calculating the material needed for different types of design.place the draft on the smocked piece and tack all around the shape of the draft.if you use back stitch it will be still good. cot the shape according to the draft . smocking will be still intact.proceed as usual. Avoid darts.
     
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    Dear Vani,

    Thank you very much for your suggestion. I haven't started working on it yet. But will definitely do it following your tips and post the pictures here.
     

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