New Digital Pattern | Carousel
20th November 2020
When most people think of smocking, they think of pleaters, pleats and full-space rows. However, smocking doesn’t always require a pleater.
Counterchange smocking, which is done on evenly patterned fabric such as gingham, is easy, convenient and looks absolutely fantastic.
If you’ve never tried counterchange smocking, then the project Carousel by Di Kirchner from AS&E issue #63 is the perfect place to start.
Worked on cheery red and white gingham, with beaded flowers and smart red mini-piping accents, it can be completed in no time using just the gingham check to create the smocked panel.
Once you’ve experienced the ease of counterchange smocking, you’re guaranteed to be hooked. And the lucky recipient of this bright, fresh dress will be encouraging you to do more.
Luckily, Carousel is now available as a digital pattern so you can download it and get started straight away – no pleater required!