Interweave Press have issued a one time only magazine called 'Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews'. It features some patterns for some Downton Abbey style clothing and accessories. Where does the smocking come in? Well there is a clutch bag that has a smocked and beaded peacock feather on the front and another bag that uses honeycomb smocking.
There is also an advert for SAGA which features a purse reticule designed for sewing by Susie Gay!
You can take the class to make this purse at the SAGA Sewcation in Orlando, Florida. Visit the SAGA website to download the convention brochure www.smocking.org .
SAGA and SAGANews are not affiliated with Interweave Press but we are always happy to see smocking promoted and used somewhere!