Definition of Smocking

1. Noun. Embroidery consisting of ornamental needlework on a garment that is made by gathering the cloth tightly in stitches.

Generic synonyms: Embroidery, Fancywork
Derivative terms: Smock



Definition of Smocking

1. Noun. An embroidery technique in which the fabric is gathered and then embroidered with decorative stitches to hold the gathers in place. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of smock) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smocking

1. a type of embroidery [n -S] - See also: embroidery

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smocking

smithsonites
smithwork
smithy
smithying
smiting
smits
smitted
smitten
smitting
smittle
smock
smock-faced
smock frock
smock frocks
smocked
smocking (current term)
smockings
smockless
smocklike
smocks
smog
smog check
smogged
smoggier
smoggiest
smoggily
smogginess
smogging
smoggy
smogless

Literary usage of Smocking

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1. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"smocking, showing material after stitching is com- gradually descending pleted and gathering thread removed. Jine above the needle, reverse the thread again ..."

2. Household Sewing with Home Dressmaking by Bertha Banner (1898)
"smocking is prepared in exactly the same way as honeycombing, ... smocking stitches in themselves are very simple, although they are often worked into ..."

3. Dressmaking by Jane Fales (1917)
"(27) smocking. (a) Use.—smocking is a decorative method of arranging fulness in garments. It is used to form yokes in waists and skirts, to form cuffs, ..."

4. The Sanitarian by Medico-Legal Society of New York (1903)
"S. THE REVIVAL OF smocking. smocking is an attractive embellishment that has not been used to any extent for a number of years. ..."

5. A Manual of Home-making by Martha Van Rensselaer, Flora Rose, Helen Canon (1919)
"smocking. Several rows of smocking may be used around the neck, or the smocking may be made in groups. The garment may be finished at the neck as for ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"smocking. How can I do smocking? Mrs. K. Banning. 11. Ladies' HJ 28: 106. O. '11. Dust! soot and smoke. J: В. С. Kershaw. 11. Gassier. 39: 251-7. Ja. '11. ..."

7. The New Century Home Book: A Mentor for Home Life in All Its Phases; a by Frank A. DePuy (1900)
""smocking is beautiful handwork for yokes on children's frocks, blouses, ... smocking consists of laying small plaits by careful measurement, ..."

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