When I received this book, Perfect Party Dresses, I squealed with joy! This adorable book is filled with beautiful patterns from 2T to size 10/12 girl dresses.
I love these dress. Smocked dresses are usual in solid colors but I love the colorful print dresses. These would make adorable Easter dresses. Now is a great time to buy spring fabric on sale. I think I will buy cheap spring fabric prints now and make Easter dresses later.
This would make an incredible Christmas Carol dress! The rich chocolate and bright green is divine. There is a petticoat too that is made separate and fits under the dress to make it full.
The Perfect Party Dresses book also comes with full size paper templates. No tissue!!!
By the way, most of the smocking is made separate from the dress and then cut to fit an area and sewn on the dress. That is great for beginners. You can try a few times, then cut and sew together. I have learned so much already just looking through it.