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Some beautiful C16th smocking

HenriettaMaria

Some beautiful C16th smocking
« on: May 08, 2017, 12:09:06 PM »
An acquaintance shared this http://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/object/90816.html with me.  It's a find in the Museum of London.

UttaRetch

Re: Some beautiful C16th smocking
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 12:27:48 PM »
I went to the Liberty's fabric exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum last year and saw examples of some exquisite smocked children's clothing.
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Some beautiful C16th smocking
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 13:20:54 PM »
I made a few hand-smocked dresses for my daughter when she was a baby - proper hand-smocked, not gathered then embroidered over  :)

Surest1tch

Re: Some beautiful C16th smocking
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 15:11:11 PM »
It makes you wonder about the person who wore it doesn't it?  I really don't know how they did it in those days, tools were so primitive in comparison to what we have today and only candlelight to see by  :S

maliw

Re: Some beautiful C16th smocking
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 17:33:56 PM »
Lovely, probably done by some lowly embroiderer for someone wealthy. I tried smocking when my DD was little as I was 'into' embroidery at the time, the dress was hand smocked but I didn't do any more either then or since.
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