Castles and Crowns Believe Smocked Romper for sale:
Easter Smocked Bubble
This smocked bubble proclaims the message of Easter. This smocked Toddler Easter bubble is available on eBay this week. It is a Castles and Crowns design that is a classic. It is a design that never gets old. At the time of this post the bid was at$20.50. This particular garment is size 24 months.
The simple light blue fabric with the crosses smocked in white and with white piping trim makes a classic look that is truly beautiful on a baby.
This design is often available in other sizes so take a look at our Castles and Crowns page to see if there are others like it in different sizes.
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Smocked Rose Buds
I love this sweet smocked bubble for a little girl to wear for spring and summer. It is available today on eBay through the Girls Size 6 months page. The artistic delicate rosebud pattern is set off by pink & white gingham cotton fabric with its Peter Pan white collar and cuffs with matching gingham piping. The bubble has 2 buttons at the back, and 3 snaps at crotch for easy changing.
At the time of this post, this precious smocked bubble for 6 months size girls was selling for $9.99. You'll find the best prices on 'pre-owned' smocked clothing. Just be sure to read the description carefully so you will know exactly what you are getting.
This is just an example of the many bargains you can find on smocked clothing for children. Check out the size menu in the right sidebar to go directly to the size range that you need.
Review of Dianne Durrand's Complete Book of Smocking:
Complete Book of Smocking
This book was published in 1982 so you might think that it is dated, but it is not. Since smocking is a traditional needleart, it's still done today the way it was in the past, nothing better has been invented and the designs, by the very nature of the art, have the same classic look they have has for centuries. Though the fashion of the dresses on which they are applied change and the colors you choose might might be different, but the actual process of smocking will be the same whether you use the old fashioned way of marking with dots, or a pleater, or gingham.
So, keeping all this in mind, this book is an excellent source of ideas, instructions, and projects. These projects range from baby clothes, children's clothes, adult dresses and blouses, to pillows, and Christmas ornaments. All the projects are lovely, classic, and timeless. The instructions are precise and provide both American and metric measurements. The charts are clear.
The photographs are mostly in black and white. This is the area I would like to see improved. The color used in the fabric and threads are a integral part in the beauty of smocking and the effect is dulled in black and white photos.
Most of the projects are geometric with only a few forming images. The overview and general instructions are clear, but you may fin smocking to be one of those skills you can't just jump into: you have to practice and practice and practice some more. This book on smocking may give you the motivation to keep trying.
Just to see some lovely examples of smocked clothing for children, take a look at the smocked clothes for girls size 2T. There are so many beautiful designers of smocked children's clothing. Some of my favorites are Anavini clothing and the precious smocked Jon Jons from the Bailey Boys clothes. Which boutique brand do you prefer?
Vive Le Fete Smocked Dress
If you want to find the lowest prices for boutique brand smocked dresses, look for very gently used dresses like this one that is for sale today.
This little Easter dress has been worn once to church on Easter Sunday. This is a beautifully sweet smocked bishop dress decorated with smocked bunnies and an Easter basket on the yolk.
The dress is made of light green gingham material with pink rick-rack trimming on the sleeves and around the bottom, about 3 inches from the hem. Looking for a good buy on an Easter dress in size 4T, here is a darling dress to consider.
The seller(greenway29349) of this light green Easter dress has 100% positive feedback.
Take a look at more Vive La Fete dresses for Easter Sunday or any special occasion. Vive La Fete is a trusted boutique brand that design smocked clothing for children as well is many other designer outfits for special occasions.
This is a gorgeous Christmas dress made of warm green corduroy from Anavini.
This dress is designed in bishop style, long and flowing, made from a color green that really pops! Five neat little candy canes are smocked in an arc around the collar, and the sleeves are ruffled and edged in red. The hem is bordered by a red and white polka-dotted strip. Truly a festive outfit for any Christmas gathering!
This dress sold on eBay earlier this week. For more smocked dresses, have a look at our Anavini page!
This beautiful dress by Rosalina will make your little girl look perfectly angelic for any Christmas gathering!
This festive dress is made of pristine, flowing white cotton and ties in the back with a white satin ribbon. The puffed sleeves are bordered with red and green, and the collar is delicately smocked with red and green as well, with little wreaths swooping across the neck.
This listing sold earlier this week on eBay, but feel free to check out our Rosalina page for others like it!
This festive dress is perfect for your little holiday princess!
Long sleeved, Bishop-style dress is made of navy and green plaid with black scottie dogs smocked in detail around the neck. Scottie dogs have cute red bows around their necks and dress buttons in the back. Too cute to just wear on the Holidays!
This listing sold out on eBay earlier this week. To find more like it, check out our Remember Nguyen
This Christmas dress from House of Hatten is perfect for your festive little princess!
Made of a vibrant red material, this dress features a long skirt and long sleeves that are puffed. The dress ties with an elegant sash, and is smocked across the front with intertwining red and white flowers and a green vine. The white collar is embroidered with delicate red and green Poinsettia flowers.
This dress sold on eBay earlier this month. For similar listings, have a look at our House of Hatten eBay page.
This adorable little holiday dress will make any little girl look like an absolute queen around Christmas time!
The dress features white polka dots on a festive green background, with short puffed sleeves. The collar is white and ruffled with swooping smocking across in red and green. This particular dress comes with a hair bow in the spectrum of holiday colors-- red, green, and white.
This dress sold out this month on eBay. For more like it, have a look at our House of Hatten page.
This smocked Christmas dress from Rosalina is perfect for your little princess!
The dress is a festive red with a wide, flowing skirt. A Santa Claus train scene is smocked across the collar along with the word "Noel." The sleeves are puffed and ruffled.
This listing sold out on eBay earlier this month. For more like it, explore our Rosalina page.