i was given some pre-pleated fabric to make a couple of smocked dresses for e, and have since been looking for smocking designs that are simple and classic but don't scream little house on the prairie. here is what i found. i love the simplicity of this, with the french knots adding texture. http://www.babetteworld.etsy.comhere are a couple of gorgeously simple pieces that i would love to use for my inspiration. http://www.annafabo.etsy.com
i would love to slip into this smocked collar... beautiful.
and lastly my favorite piece... from Bottega Veneta. breathtaking.