Definition of smocking in English:


Line breaks: smock|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈsmɒkɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • Decoration on a garment created by gathering a section of the material into tight pleats and holding them together with parallel stitches in an ornamental pattern.
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    • The latest fad in the world of fashion is to go in for fusion wears, which is an intricate mix of conventional patterns with contemporary smocking.
    • The stitchers display dazzling skill and finesse, creating textured surfaces of petit point, needlepoint, beading, embroidery, appliqué, smocking and macramé.
    • Scallop-edged eyelet and smocking provide a summery look, regardless of the season.

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