Here's an embroidery piece that is currently at the framer's.
Back in July I took a class at my local sewing store to learn Smocking. Smocking is a type of embroidery that has been used since the Middle Ages. Originally the smocked garment was practical as it allowed the fabric to give. Then later styles became a lot more decorative. Now smocking is a decorative form of embroidery that is worked in the pleats of a garment.
The dress on the bottom shows what it looks like before the embroidery. If I could sew, I could make the dresses and have them pleated. But I can't sew, I bought these ready-to-smock.
I picked the colors myself. I love the colors of autumn!
Oh and look...even the little sleeves are smocked. Those were not fun to do!