I'm not entirely committed to the pattern yet. It would be nice to sew up something different in a girl's smocked dress. Plus this pattern is more modern than the classic smocked dresses and variety is good!
Here's a more classic smocked dress. You can never go wrong with these, that's for sure!
That's the Basic Square Yoke Dress pattern by Chery Williams and the dress front all completed. It was smocked using "Karen" by Ellen McCarn. I need to decide dress details--embroidery on the collar, no collar, sleeves, lace or not, etc. Lots of decisions after the smocking!