So, I’ve completed the smocking and the back smocking on the bridal purse.
Lay the smocked piece over the stay, matching up the center of the smocked style with the center marking from the frame.
Baste around the smocked location to hold the 2 pieces together. Now the embroidery location has actually been supported and is prepared for sewing.
Here is the reverse side of the basted layers.
Now to sew on beads and silk ribbon flowers. When the embroidery is completed, I will sew some event rows along the bottom and organize the gathers.