More to explore:
little girls sun dress
martha stewart smocked sundress tutorial
Smocked sundress. I've never tried using elastic thread in my sewing machine before but it seems pretty simple.
Summer sewing project: Smocked dresses
smocked dresses for little girls
Smocked Summer Dresses
Another adorable shirred dress tutorial. Instructions and fabric are by Heather Ross. Step 3 has you backstitch and cut the thread but I avoid cutting the thread at the end of each row as explained on the video tutorial.
Behind the Scenes at Kari Me Away by Kari Mecca, via Flickr
I remember in high school HE class as a senior I made my cousin's little girl a smocked dress. I was SO proud of myself... :)
love the dress, but the pattern might take the cake
Bought this for m daughter on Etsy, great quality, will be ordering another one this season!!
Gown smocked dress by anna fabó art, via Flickr
Smocked Sundress in Gingham - has diagrams for the different smocking stitches used.
I heart cupcakes by iveyc95, via Flickr
Girls vintage sundress. This is SO gorgeous! I want it in my size! (especially because I'm sure Mer wouldn't share my enthusiasm. We have very different tastes.)
Summer Grace Sewing Pattern by Dollhouse by DollhouseDesigns, $6.98
The next pattern I'm going to try. I bought it already and have the fabric. Just need to cut it out!
Sew up this adorable dress by BurdaStyle Admin. DIY sewing clothing for kids. Great gift ideas.
Sundress, I am going to make some of these for our Bella. :-) Oh yeah break out the Sewing Machine!