I Grok Smock: UpSized 4X to 5X

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Kwik Sew 3821 Link to website or photo kwiksew.mccall.com/-products-20354.php?page_id=3023&search_control=display&list=search What are you most proud of? How fast it was to make. 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.

What you will need

  • Hand painted
  • embroidered silk shantung.

Q&A with Barbara Deckert

Scheri Manson asked:
Really pretty. I want to try adding piping to project but everytime I get to the point I chicken out.
Barbara Deckert answered:
I hate to admit it, but this is good 'ol, cheap Maxi Piping that comes ready-made in the cellophane packages! I HATE that it is polyester, but it is fast to use. Don't be chicken to try new techniques! There's this thing called a seam ripper. . . . I use one plenty!
Ada H asked:
Beautiful blouse. I love the piping. Do you throw the piping into the washer/dryer before using it? I hope you do another class?
Barbara Deckert answered:
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.