Thursday, September 19, 2013

pleat...to smock...to sew

Once upon a time




someone sold me a pleater that was practically brand new,



never again must I run to find someone else to do my pleating for me when the fabric is purchased, the pattern is bought, and the project is begging to be smocked and sewn.

Joining up with needle and thREAD  today,
right smack dab in the middle of September.

I am now on to the smocking on what will be an autumn skirt for Charlotte to wear just when the leaves will be turning those gorgeous colors of fall.


In between reading The Story of the World/Middle Ages by Susan Wise Bauer to Charlotte,  I am pilfering bits of time to read Martha Peace's book,


 It's high time to admit,
"I am the older woman now".

3 comments:

wayside wanderer said...

I had no idea there was such a thing as a pleater. It would be fun to watch you use it.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

How wonderful! I love smocking but have done none for 20 years now (gathering ironed-on dots by hand).
Story of The World forms the backbone of our history studies too......

Karen Andreola said...

I also knew nothing of a pleater until today. The skirt you are about it make looks sweet. Smocking and pleating were (centuries ago) a good way to use fabric without the wastage of cutting away fabric - so I read. I am impressed with your sewing skills.

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