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I Grok Smock: UpSized 4X to 5X

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Plus-sized
Style Traditional, Classic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Kwik Sew 3821

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What materials did you use? Hand painted, embroidered silk shantung.

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What are you most proud of? How fast it was to make.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Remember that smocks are meant to be worn loosely. Classic designs are classics for a reason: they do what they do well.

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Beautiful blouse. I love the piping. Do you throw the piping into the washer/dryer before using it? I hope you do another class?

12/30/2012 Flag

This is cheap 'ol Maxi-Piping that comes pre-made in little cellophane packages from my local sewing store, and I am sorry to say that it is polyester, so I have never bothered to pre-shrink it. I suppose the filler cord could shrink, but this is silk, so I will hand launder in cold water and hang it to dry.

12/31/2012 Flag

This is a beautiful blouse. Almost looks like a brocade. Place me on board as one who would take another class. Been tied up with being sick and Christmas, but can't wait to get started on 8815

01/02/2013 Flag

Very lovely.

02/01/2013 Flag

barbara, your class is amazing. Would you PLEASE consider teaching us how to make pants, blazers, and button front shirts we can wear at work. I am so tired of box store elastic pants and moo moo tops or dresses.

02/16/2014 Flag

how about a class for this shirt AND your lingerie

02/16/2014 Flag