What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Australian Smocking & Embroidery Magazine Link to website or photo moderntraditionssmocking.blogspot.com What are you most proud of? That I actually completed it! The polyester fabrics were very difficult to work with and I had to deviate from some standard smocking practices to finish it. It half of it was hand-gathered--very time consuming. There is a lot of hand work on this dress. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're smocking for the first time, use the traditional fabrics until you're used to the process.