HERE) and added an extra couple of rows of dots for the smocking. With all the smocking I have done over the last 18 years, I must confess that this is the first time that I have drawn dots on the fabric and then smocked the honeycomb stitch. (I have done honeycomb smocking over fabric I have pleated using a pleater but I had not smocked as I picked up dots drawn on the material.) The smocking reminded me of the counterchange smocking I used on gingham fabric for a couple of dresses for my daughter and another for a friend's child. It was done in just a couple of hours and looked perfect with the cross stitch embroidery on the bottom of the case.
|I think that the lace on the bottom of the case is knitted in some way. It clearly isn't crochet work. Very lacy and pretty, though.|
I hope that you are having fun!