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Vintage patterns such as this one are rare.

vintage-toddler-pattern

These dresses  are so precious!  The first view is a sleeveless dress with  a collar that is trimmed with lace. The second view  dress with no collar and that has puffed sleeves. Look at the red and white polka dotted sleeveless...Just precious for a toddler girl!

The vintage children's patterns give us an opportunity to make toddler clothing that has a timeless beauty and on old fashioned appeal.

There are a few of the vintage patterns listed at the bottom this page or click  the next link to see a greater selections of Vintage Toddler Dress Patterns.  Isn't it great the way antique and vintage patterns are available today through eBay?

Sometimes pattern companies will bring back an old pattern design to mix in with the newest pattern choices. These classic patterns seem to always sell well because they have stood the test of time. They were beautiful then and they are beautiful now.  I am particularly partial to smocked children's clothing patterns and especially smocked bishop dresses for girls.



1940s Original Vintage McCall Pattern 6223 Toddler Girls Pleated Dress Size 2
1940s Original Vintage McCall Pattern 6223 Toddler Girls Pleated Dress Size 2
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Vintage toddler Patterns lot of 6 Girls Sz 1 and 2 Sewing dresses tops cute
Vintage toddler Patterns lot of 6 Girls Sz 1 and 2 Sewing dresses tops cute
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6 Vintage Girl Toddler Sun Party DRESS Patterns LOT Size 2 3 Simplicity McCalls
6 Vintage Girl Toddler Sun Party DRESS Patterns LOT Size 2 3 Simplicity McCalls
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Vintage Toddler Girls Smocked Frock Dress Pattern McCall 1940s Size 1
Vintage Toddler Girls Smocked Frock Dress Pattern McCall 1940s Size 1
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1950s Vintage Toddler Girls Play Dress Advance Sewing Pattern 6670 Sz 4
1950s Vintage Toddler Girls Play Dress Advance Sewing Pattern 6670 Sz 4
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Vintage Simplicity 6900 Toddler DRESS  UNDERDRESS Sewing Pattern Sz 2 Girls
Vintage Simplicity 6900 Toddler DRESS UNDERDRESS Sewing Pattern Sz 2 Girls
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1930s Original Vintage McCall Pattern 8283 Toddler Girls Pleated Dress Size 2
1930s Original Vintage McCall Pattern 8283 Toddler Girls Pleated Dress Size 2
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1960s Original Vintage McCalls Pattern 8868 Helen Lee Toddler Girls Dress Size 4
1960s Original Vintage McCalls Pattern 8868 Helen Lee Toddler Girls Dress Size 4
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(outdated: I can't think of any price better than free and that is how much this vintage pattern goes for on Heirloom Sewing for Children. If you follow this blog, you will be pleased to be the first to know when free patterns for children's clothing are available. Once posted, the pattern is won by the first person that notifies them through the pattern request form.)

Rosalina is one of the name brands of smocked children's clothing that is so popular in the Children's Boutiques.  This precious smocked pants set was available recently for a great price on eBay. The seller often has clothing that is new or has hardly been worn for sale at very affordable prices.

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Rosalina Baby Collections is located in Summerville, South Carolina and is a leading manufacturer of heirloom children's clothing like the blue gingham pants set seen above.

Other Rosalina smocked clothing available right now:



Rosalina Girl Smocked Bishop Dress Size 12 Month Red  White Gingham Christmas
Rosalina Girl Smocked Bishop Dress Size 12 Month Red White Gingham Christmas
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Rosalina Collections Pink Dress with White Polka dots Smocking Size 4T
Rosalina Collections Pink Dress with White Polka dots Smocking Size 4T
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Sweet Angela by Rosalina Girls dress Size 5 Smocked Boutique Green Red Christmas
Sweet Angela by Rosalina Girls dress Size 5 Smocked Boutique Green Red Christmas
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I took a smocking class and learned to smock while making a round yoke ladies blouse. The yoke was smocked with a geometric pattern all the way around. The blouse had short sleeves which were also smocked, that  gave the sleeves elasticity and comfort.  I never smocked any more clothing for myself, but devoted my new skill to making day gowns for my first child. I don't have the blouse I made anymore, but I still have three of the smocked baby day gowns that I made many years ago. My first child, L, wore them, and then they were passed down to three brothers and one sister over the next ten years. All five of our children wore these smocked daygowns and they are still in very good condition. Perhaps we'll have some grandchildren who will wear them, too.

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Smocked Sleeve of Daygown

Over the years, I have enjoyed many kinds of needlework.  There was a time when I carried a needlework project with me almost everywhere I went, in case I had to wait somewhere, I would be able to redeem the time by getting some stitches done.  Besides smocking, I have knitted sweaters and afghans, embroidered pillows (crewel embroidery), made  clothes for myself and my children, and quilted on small scale.  Smocking is the most satisfying needlework I have ever done.  Perhaps it is because the clothing I was making was for our babies and that motherly emotion gave me a preference for smocking... I don't know, but I still have the greatest appreciation of smocking as an artform that I have enjoyed immensely myself.

I am on the sidelines now....still admiring and appreciating, but not smocking myself.  But I long to get back to it again.  None of my children are married yet, but perhaps when they are and we are blessed with grandchildren, I will get busy and take up smocking again!



BONPOINT BABY GIRLS SIZE 6 MONTHS ADORABLE BLACK AND WHITE SMOCKED DRESS
BONPOINT BABY GIRLS SIZE 6 MONTHS ADORABLE BLACK AND WHITE SMOCKED DRESS
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Vintage Baby girls POLLY FLINDERS 6 months Hand Smocked dress Embroidered Pink
Vintage Baby girls POLLY FLINDERS 6 months Hand Smocked dress Embroidered Pink
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Baby Girl Bunny smocked dress 9 mo
Baby Girl Bunny smocked dress 9 mo
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Whenever winter nears its end, I long for spring which sweeps across the land, gently awakening the new season to amazing color. Smocking brings the beauty of spring to children's clothing. The needle creates designs such as a bouquet of flowers, a bunny for Easter, pastel bows, or bright strawberries encircling a round yoke bishop dress. There is no other type of clothing for children that welcomes spring as well as smocked children's clothing.

Anavini Smocked Clothing
Amanda Remembered



Vive La Fete Dress Girls Size 2T Red Green Plaid Silk Smocked Christmas
Vive La Fete Dress Girls Size 2T Red Green Plaid Silk Smocked Christmas
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Boys Hand smocked Christmas Holiday Vive La Fete Cat and Mice Size 4 2 ps Set
Boys Hand smocked Christmas Holiday Vive La Fete Cat and Mice Size 4 2 ps Set
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Vive La Fete 4T Smocked Santa Outfit Shirt Button On Red Shorts Outfit Christmas
Vive La Fete 4T Smocked Santa Outfit Shirt Button On Red Shorts Outfit Christmas
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As winter slowly turns into spring, color begins to bloom everywhere around us.  We see a first crocus or a little child is delighted with a clump of blooming daffodils.  Children's  clothing reflects the changing of the seasons.

Smocked Anavini Clothing auctions

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NEW Remember Nguyen Pink Corduroy Dress 18 months Smocked Girls Boutique
NEW Remember Nguyen Pink Corduroy Dress 18 months Smocked Girls Boutique
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NEW Remember Nguyen Heirloom Dress 9 mths Girls Pink
NEW Remember Nguyen Heirloom Dress 9 mths Girls Pink
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NEW Remember Nguyen Fall Gingham Smocked Dress 18 mths Thanksgiving
NEW Remember Nguyen Fall Gingham Smocked Dress 18 mths Thanksgiving
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I was looking for a special smocked birthday dress to celebrate Hallie's third birthday.   I especially like this light blue bishop dress with pastel pink and yellow smocking.  I found this dress on eBay for a good price  as well as other smocked birthday dresses that I love.

Smocked Birthday Cake with Balloons Dress:

Smocked Birthday Outfit

Another birthday dress by Amanda Remembered is this tiny pink gingham bishop dress smocked with a birthday cake and birthday presents.

Smocked Birthday Dress

This little Vive La Fete smocked birthday shirt comes from Amazing Grace Boutique!

This would be perfect for a little boy's smocked birthday outfit.
Smocked Shirt for Birthday

You might also like to see the smocked Easter bunny dress. (the Easter bunnies are PINK!- so cute!) or the Bailey Boys Swimsuits for Girls Spring will be here soon and then summer and hot weather.



New Smocked Princess bishop dress 6m 6  Minnie Disney trip birthday pink
New Smocked Princess bishop dress 6m 6 Minnie Disney trip birthday pink
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Petit Ami Girls Smocked Birthday Dress Mint Green Check Dressy 12mo NWT
Petit Ami Girls Smocked Birthday Dress Mint Green Check Dressy 12mo NWT
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ROSALINA HAND SMOCKED BISHOP BIRTHDAY CAKE DRESS+PRESENTS+24 BULLION ROSES 24m
ROSALINA HAND SMOCKED BISHOP BIRTHDAY CAKE DRESS+PRESENTS+24 BULLION ROSES 24m
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