Hand Smocked Dress
Little English stamps every dress with “attention to detail”. The quality starts in our fabric selection of Brazilian cottons. In the springtime we use seersuckers all in candy colored stripes and summertime ginghams. In the fall we use soft classic cotton ginghams and soft washed corduroys accompanied with our fabulously soft cotton flannels. Then we add adorable hand smocked designs in beautiful color waves and top it with a touch of whimsy with our freshened dress patterns from days gone by. All to deliver the perfect Little English dress and look.
Our bishops are hand smocked of the softest Brazilian cotton all adorned with our storybook designs. Each hand smocked children's design is hand drawn by designer/owner Shannon Cowles Latham. Little English works with only the sweetest of color threads to embellish their designs and dresses helping them stay true to the designer's southern heritage and taste. Each bishop dress is back smocked by hand and then hand smocked on top of the dress with beautiful geometric smocking. This allows each dress with a smocked design to have a complete smocked background allowing each smocked design to pop off the fabric. Little English adds this extra handwork on every dress to ensure consistency within the line. Quality and attention to detail are at the heart of every Little English hand smocked dress. From Easter to Christmas, Little English has the perfect dresses for every occasion. From beach portraits to formal portraits, Little English dresses show a variety of deigns for all occasions. Our Bishops dresses are available in both puff sleeve and angel sleeve in the spring dress collection and long sleeve and short sleeve puff in the fall bishop dress collection.
Little English's peter pan collared dress is perfect for the dressier occasion. Simple, classic and true to its original pattern, this Peter pan collared dress is perfect for Easter and Christmas parties as well as any church, tea, or special occasion dress. The Peter pan collared dress sits 2" below the knee and has a beautiful tie sash to complete the back of this classic children’s dress. Each dress carries our signature clear Little English buttons to create the legacy dress each mother hopes to have for her daughter. This dress might be hand smocked or simply run in one of Little English’s fabulous cotton fabrics. From smocked Easter eggs to smocked reindeers, this body style is usually saved for our more traditional smocked designs. The dress pattern conjures up memories from designer, Shannon Cowles Latham's childhood of those special times with grandparents and families…dressed up in true southern style.