Smocking is finished on my Hoffman Challenge dress. I used Sulky thread to do the smocking. I'm so glad I had Thread Heaven, it made smocking with rayon thread much easier.
Here's the embroidered portrait collar for the dress. Now to trace off pattern pieces and get the dress cut out. I need to get it sewn together and send off. After that, it's on to get things done for the fair.
I've helping a lady, Susan, with her granddaughter's christening gown. She lives in California and we've been corresponding through email, Facebook and by phone. I think she will do fine even being a novic smocker.
Happy smocking everyone!