This is another treasure from my daughter's closet that is getting a little small on her. She can wear it until I get some new dresses made for the spring. (I have some beautiful fabric on my cutting table and just can't seem to get anything done that is not ripped out after I finish!)
This cute pattern, Annika by Maja's Heirlooms, is on my cutting table again to be used this spring or summer. I LOVE the collar and sleeves in this pattern. They are very different than most smocked dress patterns and very easy to sew together. I wasn't paying attention to the dress when I took the picture and the collar is tilted up a little, but an quick ironing would solve that small issue. It was not a problem with the pattern. The smocking plate is "Strawberry Patch" by, Carol Howard at Junebug Designs.
This dress is a size 6 with a few inches added on the length. My daughter just turned 8 years old. I made the dress 3 years ago and it is just now getting too small. So glad some patterns let your little one grow a little without outgrowing the dress!
While on strawberries, the crazy weather here has brought me an early surprise!