Have you ever hand smocked? Well, I did for years while my kids were little. In fact, my son says I made him wear a smocked shirt to his high school graduation but I didn't. The boys stopped wearing them by age 4 and they were pants and shorts...not dresses. This is something I made for my baby girl...she was our third after having 2 boys. I am passing it on for her little one. It is 25 years old!