With buttons on the side. Please don't think I'm that prolific with either my sewing or my smocking, because I'm not! I started this insert years ago for oldest dd and a smaller one for ds, but never finished them. I think I already mentioned how much I love to picture smock! Not! Not wanting to rush things, I finally finished the smocking on this one last summer during baseball season. It was agony, too. I hate doing all those fidgety details on picture smocking. I don't really know why either since I like to embroidery and that can certainly be full of fidgety details.
Now I need to decide which pattern to use--Elsa by Maja's Heirlooms or the Basic Square Yoke by Chery Williams. I'll use it with the red micro checked gingham that is pictured in the background. I wish I had more of the solid red--I think it is Imperial broadcloth--but since I don't, I'll just need to work on using up the micro check! Oh, and the smocking plate was in Sew Beautiful, either Spring or Summer 1995. I told you this was an old project!