Smocked frock

Miss very-nearly-Four had a moment of despair when no dresses could be found in her wardrobe, so we delved into one of my treasure chests for a bit of distraction. And just look at what we found!


No, I didn’t make this beautiful little dress. It is a wonderful old hand-smocked frock given to me by my mother-in-law a little while back. Just look at all the hard work that has gone into the smocking and French seams throughout. As you can see there was a little existing damage I will need to repair, but I only noticed this once I was dressing Harper, and at that point, I was unable to back out…


 It’s probably more than 30 years old but it looks like this little frock is going to clothe another generation. My little girl was immediately smitten with it. Needless to say, she also got a lot of attention whilst out on our walk to the shops yesterday.

4 thoughts on “Smocked frock

  1. How precious and what a beautiful dress! It brings back memories. And it’s a very classic style – I have a picture of myself wearing a very similar dress at around the same age – about 45 years ago! Back when little girls pretty much wore dresses ALL the time – even to play.

    1. Sounds like my daughter would have fit in very well then! I struggle to get her into anything other than a dress. This dress is actually quite practical though…not too long to trip over, not constricting, and has little sleeves to protect shoulders from the sun – I’m a fan!

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