I attempted a new sewing project this morning – a smocked dress for Sophia using elastic thread. The pattern was from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross, which is an excellent book.
Having never used elastic thread, I was up for the challenge. I just didn’t realize it would take multiple trips to Jo-Ann’s to FIND the elastic thread before I could begin the project. And then, one spool of elastic thread was used up in less than three bobbins????
So, I followed the instructions to a T – and the smocking part didn’t work. Maybe my fabric wasn’t light weight enough??? I have no idea. Sophia enjoyed helping me test the sizing and then modeling the final product. She slept through most of the construction, which was nice.
I’ll need to try this pattern again to see if I can figure out what went wrong with the smocking.