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Thursday, June 9, 2016
Counterchange Challenge: Cutie Pie Shorts
My Smocking Guild had a challenge in September to make something with the counterchange smocking technique. I made these cute shorts ages ago, but I didn't want to post them until we did the reveal, which was today.
Counterchange is a type of smocking that is done on striped or checked fabric, with no pre-pleating. The stitches gather the fabric as you go and create a colored effect. It is still naturally elastic, but not as much so as English smocking. I gathered these bubbly pockets with counterchange.
The floral fabric is by Fabric Finders. I purchased it on ebay and can't find it anymore. I just LOVE it- both the delicate print and the lovely colors. These shorts are size 12-18 months. I would like to make a top to go with them, but have yet to do so.