I adore a beautifully hand-smocked little girl’s dress. Nothing sweeter.
For The Love of Smocking is a shop on Etsy that has some of the most classic smocked dressed I’ve seen in a long time. Nothing kitschy or theme-y. Just great fabric (lots of floral and calico), puff sleeves, peter pan collars and traditional smocking.
There are quite a few more in the For The Love of Smocking shop right now – ranging from $25 to $70 (for sizes 3 mos. to 5 yrs.).
Another Etsy shop – Gumdrop Grove – has some gorgeous smocked dresses as well:
The one pictured here is listed at $58 – which is about the same ballpark for most of the dresses in this shop.
Are you a smocked dress fan? Do you know how to smock? Is my affection for smocking nostalgia or old-fashioned?