Here it is, smocking complete, blocked and ready for construction. Yeah, the magazine showed it embroidered with bullion roses and leaves. I don't plan to do those. Yes, it would be beautiful, but-
A. I'm too lazy to do them and I don't particularly enjoy bullion knots.
B. My print is kind of busy and they won't show up very well anyway.
C. My daughter is growing like a weed and likely to decide at any moment that she no longer wants to wear smocked dresses, so time is of the essence!
I'll be cutting out the rest of the dress and starting construction this weekend. Stay tuned!