The “fun”-look of Smocking

Unlike the more formal and traditional smocking like I have done for this daygown, I have also done some smocking that has what I call the “fun-loving” look – not as seriously heirloom, but rather a look that exudes the liveliness of childhood. All the smocking plates are from Australian Smocking & Embroidery:

One of the things I am going to do after I finish my deadline quilts is definitely getting back to sewing some children’s clothing! I have this lemony dotted Swiss batiste that I have been dying to smock with flosses of hot pink and lime green to make another daygown. Can’t wait!!

Have a lively day, everyone! :)