Hi, I need your help. I’m new to smocking and I decided to do the lattice stitch. I got the directions out of The Art of Manipulating Fabric book and other websites as well. I feel like I followed the diagram to a T and my end result doesn’t look like what a lattice smocking should look like.
Also, I’d like to do this technique on several pattern pieces, not big, just small pieces.
Can you please critique my smocking and tell me what step am I missing that doesn’t take me to the result that i want (which will be the second picture from the book). Also, can someone enlighten me as to how I can adapt a pattern piece to accommodate this technique?
First pic, my sample. second, what i want to achieve.
I really appreciate all your help.