Miss 5BN is breathing in! - to fit into this lovely smocked dress, this will be the last summer to wear this dress. Fabric is a floral self print, 100% cotton from Spotlight - several years ago.
Mrs LG from our sewing group, had made her daughter a gorgeous dress from the same fabric.
Imitation being a form of flattery -- I did ask Mrs LG - if she minded if I bought meterage of the same fabric--and here is the result.
Smocking pattern is Blush
AS&E Issue 88, p 34
fabric covered buttons add detail
fabric covered piping finishes the collar, yoke and shoulder edges.