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Smocking with Pink Roses Embroidery
Stalagmite Serie nO061 Size L/M by annafabo on Etsy, $240.00
Jardineira branca casinha de abelha, com bordados azul e body coordenado. by beijaflormodas, via Flickr
Love this dress- will be keeping an eye out for a similar pattern if I don't already have one that could be adapted. Just too cute!
2 piece smocked blouse & skirt ~ | kickshawdress | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Check out these sleeves
smocking- oh bliss of my childhood. I am a twin and she wore pink and I wore baby blue smocked dresses with embroidered collars - sigh - a lifetime ago!
Gown smocked dress by anna fabó art, via Flickr
Basic Smocking Stitches - takes me back decades and decades, but I did these on little pink, blue, and yellow dresses!
I love to smock children's clothes - I need to get off Pinterest and do a little more smocking for darlings I know...
Sorry, I misunderstood your comment. Try Etsy because there are a number of people who sell their beautiful smocked garments on this site.
Love this little pink dress!! I think I will do something like this for my little cutie.
Hannah, it is not difficult to learn, and you could probably find a smocking group by searching Smocking Arts Guild of America, or Sew Beautiful Magazine which is Martha Pullen publication - also check M. Pullen's website for smocking guilds and sources.
Could also be done without smocking, just gathers and beautiful trims. Love the hair too!
Hand Smocked Pink Bishop Dress Newborn 3mo by SmockingByGinaBug, $95.00
folding fabric at the Fashino Institute of the Philippines