Cottons…cottons…..

100% cotton fine batiste…..cotton batiste………….cotton voile……….cotton lawns…………thin cottons……….quilting cottons………….we love those cottons. But, they do tend to stretch. I always smock a row or two on the inside of a dress at the bottom of the design. I smock a cable stitch…….this will keep the bottom of the smocking design from stretchng after washing the dress.

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Treasured Tip !

If possible, pleat your fabric before choosing your floss colors! Once the fabric is pleated, some of the colors may show up more than others. Pull some floss out of the skein a few inches and lay across your pleating. Your eyes will tell you the best color to use !

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