I'm back to sewing! This is the first of a few upcoming posts.
I feel like I have finally gotten my smocks perfect. This is the third one I've made, so I feel pretty solid as far as undergarments go. I don't think I'll need another one for a long time. All are slightly different and work best with certain gowns or kirtles.
This one is a linen/cotton blend (rather see through!), typical pattern of rectangles and gores. I did machine "blackwork" on the neckline and cuffs for detail. I particularly love the cuffs: first I zigzag stiched 15x1.5 strips of linen, then gathered them with a long stitch on my machine, arranged the mini-pleats, then attached them to the band. I had never attempted anything like that before but I just went for it, and it worked perfectly! All I need is a serger and this smock is 100% awesome.