Smocking made simple! 20 stitch patterns to create next-level cosplay. Learn the art of smocking from award-winning costume designer Maggie Hofmann! With step-by-step instructions for 20 American and English smocking techniques, cosplayers can incorporate 3D textures, historical accents, and special effects like fish scales in their designs. Pre-smocked fabric is expensive, but now you can make your own stylish panels for every event. Smocking Secrets will give you the perfect jumping-off point to invent your own fancy flourishes! Take your costumes to the next level with the book’s companion product, smocking stencils in three gridded sizes.
Add rich texture, 3D effects, and historical flair to your costumes with smocking. Award-winning cosplayer Maggie Hofmann helps you achieve unique visual effects for theater-ready looks. Pre-smocked fabric is expensive! Save money by making your own. 'Smocking Secrets' by Maggie Hofmann, published by FanPowered Press, softcover with 112 pages.