Smocked Garments for Children

Rosalind enjoys making individual smocked garments for children and often has a selection available to demonstrate a range of styles.
The following items are currently available, please click on the images to see greater detail.  For your convenience they are listed from new born size up to age 3 years.
Smocked Socks
Rosalind decorates commercial, cotton-rich socks with hand worked smocking around the cuff.  Smocking is the only type of embroidery that does not compromise the stretch of the socks due the elastic nature of the work, meaning that it will not be a struggle to put these socks on and off a small child.
Socks are available with a double folded top (as shown left).
The smocked socks come in two sizes, new born and up to one year, with other sizes by request.  Rosalind has noticed that sizes can vary considerably and so she recommends that, whenever possible, you provide a heel to toe measurement to be sure of getting the correct size.


Sizes available are new born (0 to 6 months) UK size 0 - 0 and toddler (6 to 12 months) UK size 0 - 2.5. 
Please contact Rosalind to order, quoting size, style and smocking colour preference.
A selection of the new born sized baby socks are available to buy at the shop on
Baby's Special Smocked Bib
A perfect gift for a new baby or a teething baby who needs something practical to protect their best clothes. 
The bib has a smocked panel edged with matching coloured piping and is made from a pure cotton top with a soft and absorbent terry cloth backing.  The bib has been designed for easy putting on and taking off and is fastened with a Velcro spot on the left shoulder.

The bib is machine washable, if you need to press it use a hot iron but avoid the smocked area.
The measurements of the bib are approximately 18cm wide and about 15cm deep from below the chin.
The bib is available in pure white, or with coloured embroidery and matching coloured piping in pink and pale blue, as shown above and can be bought on-line on
Rosalind is happy to make a bib to order in your choice of colour, please contact her to discuss your requirements.
The bib is also available as a kit so that you can try your hand at smocking something special. 
New Born White Dress
To fit age new born to 3 months; chest 36 cm, height 60 cm and finished length from nape of neck to hem 34 cm.
This traditionally styled cotton babies dress features deep bands of smocking across the front and back worked in three shades of pink.
It features short puffed sleeves, a two part Peter Pan style collar and fastens with buttons at the back.
 Available to purchase on-line at


Short Legged Romper
 To fit age 6 months; chest 45 cm, height 68 cm.
This baby's short legged romper made from easy care poly-cotton, features smocking worked in white and green across the front and white mini piping across the yoke, around the two part Peter Pan style collar and edging the sleeve cuffs.
The romper is fastened at the back with buttons and also features a buttoned half belt.  The leg opening is fully buttoned for convenience.

Smocked Spotty Dress
To fit age 6 months; chest 43 cm, height 68 cm, finished length from nape to hem 47 cm.
 A smart blue spotted dress in 100% cotton with a smocked front worked in white cotton.
The dress has short puffed sleeves and has a crisp white two-part collar and matching sleeve bands which are finished with spot fabric mini piping.  The skirt is also joined to the bodice with mini piping.
The dress has a short two buttoned opening at the back.

Available to purchase on-line at
Price ............£60
Smocked Top and Matching Pants
To fit age 6 months; chest 45 cm, height 68 cm.
A lovely 100% cotton outfit of a lavishly smocked top with matching pants.
The smocking is worked in white cotton thread throughout and is all around the neck and yoke area in the 'bishop' style and also features at the sleeve edges forming a pretty frilled cuff.  The top is fully opening at the back and fastens with buttons. 
The matching pants have an elasticated waist and narrow elastic applied to the legs forming a gentle frill.

Price .............£90
Royal Blue Romper
To fit 12 months; chest 47 cm, height 80 cm
Inspired by the outfit worn by Prince George on his play-date in Australia, Rosalind has created a more comfortable, contemporary romper featuring a nautically themed inserted panel of three anchors worked in picture smocking bordered by matching red piping.
The royal blue rompers are fully lined and fasten at the shoulder with buttons and with poppers at the leg opening.
The fabric used is an easy care poly-cotton.

Price .....£80
Yellow Sandcastles Romper
To fit 12 months; chest 47 cm, height 80 cm
Rosalind has created a cheerful summer romper in yellow striped cotton featuring a picture smocked insert depicting sandcastles decorated with bright flags as a companion to the royal blue romper above. 
The rompers are fully lined and fasten at the shoulder with vintage buttons and poppers at the leg opening.

Price .....£80

Bishop Neck Dress
To fit age 12 months; chest 47 cm, height 80 cm, finished length from nape of neck to hem 49 cm.
This is a delightful, light summer dress made from a fine, printed cotton and featuring a fully smocked bishop style neck.  The smocking is worked in closely matched blue and green cotton.  The dress has short sleeves which are also smocked forming a frilled edging.
The dress fastens with buttons down the entire back.

T- Shirt with Teddy Bear created with smocking
To fit age 18 months/2 years;  chest 51 cm, height 92 cm
This is a long sleeved commercial 100% cotton T-shirt with an inserted panel of picture smocking.  The teddy bear is wearing a red bow to match the T-shirt and the patch is edged with a mini piping trim.
 T-Shirt with Car created with smocking
 To fit age 2/3 years; chest 53 cm, height 98 cm.
Rosalind has two long sleeved, cotton, commercial T-shirts which feature inserted panels of coordinated cars in picture smocking.  The panels are edged with coordinating mini piping.
Price .....£40 (each)  
Please click on the images of the garments to see greater detail.