Originally Posted by Kimm57
It's not nearly as cheap and you can't get whatever color you want, but I have seen presmocked material at Walmart, Joanns and Hobby Lobby. It looks just like a dress on the spindle- it usually comes in hawaiian print or bright colors. I am sure you could buy that and either make the dress out of it very easily or cut the top part off and use it for the smocking. I think at Walmart it was $7 a yard and that was 50% off.
I have seen this, my mom actually got some last year after season for like $2 a yard, I didn't realize what it was but the print looks like something that should be on patio furniture....although I would never tell mom that...