Thank you for the nice comments on this little baby dress. It is really starting to grow on me!
I hope to finish the smocking this afternoon while the laundry goes round and round. I also need to smock the sleeves, which shouldn't take very long.
The actual smocking design is from this book, The Best of Australian Smocking and Embroidery:
I love this book. If you don't have it already, put it on your Christmas list. There are 40 smocking designs from the first eleven issues of AS&E, along with sections on color, victorian color schemes, smocking on florals, and much more. I want to make everything in this book. It is worth buying simply to look at the beautiful dresses even if you don't smock. There are no dress patterns, but each design is based on a square yoke dress or a bishop, and the smocking patterns are interpeted for each style of dress. Perfect if you have a baby girl with an older sister. I bought mine from the lovely ladies at Sweet Treasures. Yes, they will mail order. (No, I'm not affiliated with them, just a delighted customer.)