Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at
The Believe Line from Castles and Crowns is a perfect match for Easter Sunday wear. The delicate smocked design portrays three empty crosses symbolizing the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the true meaning of Easter and the new Easter dress symbolizes the new life in Christ.
Smocked Easter Shortalls
The three crosses have pale yellow details inside of them and there is a vine connecting the crosses. Delicate White piping frames the smocking insert. Shortall buttons with two small clear buttons at each shoulder. The shortall snaps at crotch and down legs for easy diaper change.
There are some smocked clothes of this design available on our eBay auctions today(click first link above) when I checked or you can check here at Castles and Crowns. Also, there is a link at the bottom of this post to the Castles and Crowns website if you prefer to buy retail.
Smocked Children's Clothing
The image above was borrowed from the Castles and Crowns newsletter promoting quick orders for Easter. Find out more from the
Castles and Crowns retail website.
Thursday, February 18th, 2010 at
Smocked Easter Flower Dress
Smocked designs on Easter dresses include smocked Easter Bunnies, smocked Easter Baskets, and smocked flowers like the beautiful green gingham dress shown above. This simple flower design in green and yellow is the perfect compliment to this pastel green bishop dress. Notice the subtle green blue embroidery thread used to outline the pleated area. The color adds just enough complimentary hue to cause the flower design to stand out brightly.
As you can surmise, I think smocking is a beautiful art form. It deserves to have this whole website showing examples of the creativity of smocking art. Smocking designs and practical use has evolved to be especially suitable for children's clothing and comfort.
A dress like this will be perfect for Easter Sunday, but it is also a great dress for any Sunday through the spring and summer months. Smocked Easter dresses can be worn for any special occasion like a birthday party or family portraits, or even a wedding.
The smocked bishop dress is the all time favorite, but dresses with smocked inserts are equally appealing.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at
A great online children's boutique with gorgeous brother-sister Easter outfits...Amazing Grace Boutique!
Boys' 4 Piece Pants Set of Powder Blue Velvet
Traditionally styled outfits in powder blue cotton velvet from the Wooden Soldier catalog. Velvet pants with elastic band and pleated front with cute adjustable suspenders and matching fully lined vest makes up a four piece set. Velvet, pleated front pant with elasticized back waistband. Comes with an ivory cotton/poly broadcloth shirt. Velvet bow tie. Imported by Therese the Children's collection.
Machine washable. Retail $124. Matching Driver's cap (lined in poly satin), is available separately (contact Amazing Grace Boutique for sizes). Matching brother/sister outfits in Amazing Grace Boutique store.
Amazing Grace Boutique discounts shipping for multiple purchases paid together, please request a combined invoice.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 at
Boys Smocked Easter Bunny Shortall
Another great online children's store with gorgeous smocked outfits...Amazing Grace Boutique!
This boutique boasts of carrying the MOST BOYS SMOCKED outfits on ebay, all brand NEW. They carry girl's and boy's smocked clothes by Vive La Fete, Silly Goose, Collection Bebe, Anavini and more....Visit and you will see how it is organized by size so you can quickly see what they have available in the sizes you're looking for. Amazing Grace Boutique has processed thousands of orders and still maintains 100 percent positive feedback.
NEW Silly Goose smocked boys Shortall BUNNY EASTER 12M
- Two piece shortall is a light blue plaid with bunnies and their prize carrots smocked across the front.
- Two buttons open each shoulder, inseam buttons for diaper changes, lined in cool cotton.
- White short sleeve shirt has pointed "Eton" collar, back button closure, short sleeves.
- 100% Cotton-Both pieces , machine washable, and from a pet-free home, smoke-free.
- From Silly Goose by Vive La Fete.
smocked Shortall for Easter
Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at
Smocked Santa Scene
Just in time for Christmas, this bishop dress is available in many sizes. It is made of blue and white gingham and smocked around the yolk with a scene of Santa going down the chimney with Christmas trees festively standing on either side. This dress has puffed sleeves that are smocked in red and white. This dress is available this week in several sizes ranging from infant to 8.
Smocked clothing highlighted on artisticfamily.com is from various sellers on eBay. The shipping cost offered by the seller of this smocked Christmas dress is detailed below:
This seller (finebabycouture) ships within 24 hours through Priority USPS for a flat $5. With priority, you get a confirmation of delivery as well as a quick delivery. Most packages are delivered with 4 days. All items are brand new with all tags
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at
Carousel Smocked Christmas bishop dress
This Christmas bishop dress is smocked with Santa Claus riding in his sleigh led by Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. The deep navy blue fabric sets the scene in the dead of night. What little girl wouldn't be excited to wear this scene of Christmas dreams? The sleeves are beautifully smocked and match the dress's yolk. The back fastens with three buttons.
There is a little boys' smocked Christmas shortall that matches this dress and makes for a great brother sister outfit match.
I am partial to this design since Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was my favorite Santa Christmas song as a child. I watched the television special about Rudolph every year. Any more Rudolph fans out there?
Smocked Christmas Dress-Santa and Reindeer
Friday, October 30th, 2009 at
[Smocked Jon Jon- tractor pulling pumpkin wagon]
Pumpkins proclaim the Fall and harvest season with shades of oranges. This cute smocking design on a little boy's jon jon shows a tractor pulling a wagon full of pumpkins.
There are still many outfits for boys and girls available in fall colors and design.
Browse by size or if you just want to look at Smocked Fall Clothing, here are the links:
Thursday, October 29th, 2009 at
Rosalina Smocked Christmas Shortall
For more Rosalina Clothing for Children
This jon jon Christmas outfit with a smocked Santa design in available this week on eBay. Many other precious smocked Christmas outfits for boys and girls are selling at deeply discounted prices. Browse by size (SEE SIDEBAR for links to sizes) to see what is available this week.
Smocked Infant Christmas Outfits
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at
We are fast approaching the Christmas season and now is the time to start planning for Christmas purchases. There is still plenty of time to order smocked Christmas dresses and smocked holiday outfits for your children.
Girl's Holiday Dress
This post features a smocked dress by Rare Editions in a size 5. The gorgeous smocking is accented with three wreaths and three holly bouquets. The dress is made of a black and white gingham with a silver metallic thread. Fibers are 74% polyester 23% silk and 3% metallic yarn.
The dress has a four button closure and a sash that ties in the back.
Length approx. 28 1/2"....Underarm to underarm 12 1/2"
The only downside of this dress that I know of is that it is Dry Clean Only. I always prefer machine washable for practical reasons.
The suggested retail for the dress is $90, but the starting price on eBay is $19.95. It is bound to go up some, but often you can get new smocked clothing for half of the price that they sell in the children's boutiques.
There are been several of this design available in various sizes on eBay this week. The offering vary everyday. If you browse by size, you are bound to find what you are looking for or a great substitute.
More Smocked Christmas Clothing at great prices
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at
You can often find new smocked dresses selling for at 25% - 50% of the retail price like this Name Brand plaid Christmas dress that sold for one third of the retail price and it is a new dress with tags attached!
Ralph Lauren Christmas Dress
This Bloomingdale's Ralph Lauren Smocked Plaid dress size in size 4t is an example of the savings you can find if you take a look at what is available through our size or brand links to eBay. The precious Christmas dress sold for a third of the retail price with no tax and it is brand new! The dress is lined with ruffle white crenolin. It has lots of detailed smocking and pleats for poofing. Notice the Princess sleeves and Peter pan collar. It ties in back( to adjust fit) with a HUGE bow. The description adds that this is a 2009 dress. QUALITY dress with gorgeous with yards of material. Everything you ever wanted in a dress and so feminine. Machine wash.
See the MENU at right:
You can check by brand such as Anavini, Orient Expressed, or Castles and Crowns to see what is available, but your best bet is the browse through the size of your choice, since you will be looking at your choices in the size that you need.
For example.. try:
Girls Size 2T
Girls Size 12-18 months
Girls Size 6-12 months