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Sunday, 05 October 2014 14:39


Smocking is a decorative technique consisting of the gathering together in regular folds of a wide width of material. Sometimes the term 'honeycombing' is used for this type of work, after a popular smocking pattern called 'honeycomb'. Smocking is used to control the fullness of a garment, especially around the sleeve cuffs, bodice, shoulders, as well as in the front and back neckline, leaving the material following these areas free and loose fitting.

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