Good morning, everyone. I hope all is well with you!
The smocking on this bishop is complete. The smocking plate is from the Spring 2006 issue of Sew Beautiful.
I can’t say I had enjoyed this plate because of the 3-step trellises to be completed in half-rows, but the effect is pleasing and agreeable on the dress:
For some reason, the effect reminds me a dahlia blossom (picture from Pacific Bulb Company):
I did not follow the smocking plate for the sleeves. I wanted the smocking on the sleeves to be rather subdue to highlight the cluny lace:
Now, it’s time for the HARD part! Putting together a garment is definitely not my strength!