What makes our smocked dresses so special?
Passionate about our work, we pay attention to each and every single step of creation, from the design to the very last stitch. As Leonardo da Vinci said “Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.”
It is in the details that our dresses stand out by their quality and style.
- Limited editions
Very concerned about children’s well being and comfort, we select our fabric with great care.
Fabrics must be beautiful to the eye and soft to the skin.
All our fabrics are chosen by the designer herself and then tested by the atelier.
We mainly use cotton and for party dresses like to add a little fantasy by using silk, organza or tulle.
We believe that there is no age to enjoy well-made, high quality garments. Children deserve the best too! Until the very last stitch our dresses are made with traditional couture techniques passed down from generation to generation
Our hems are therefore stitched by hand to obtain a completely invisible seam, as clean from the inside as from the outside.
Today smocks and embroideries can easily be made using machines. However the result is completely different. Nothing equals traditional handmade craftsmanship.
We pleat the fabric manually and one by one for the gingham, striped and tartan fabric so as to put forward one color or another before the smocking.
As for our embroideries, they are made using traditional hoops. The result is called “peinture à l’aiguille” meaning needle painting. This guarantees precision and sophistication.
Each button is covered with fabric matching the colors of the smocks and sash. This color harmony gives a beautiful finished look to our dresses making them as pretty in the front as in the back.
All our dresses also come with what is called in French two “ boutons de courtoisie”, meaning two spare changing buttons. These are discreetly sewn within the side seam of the dress.
Some of our dresses also have an additional button at the collar level closed with a loop ensuring a perfect fit.
Each smocked and embroidered dress has a handmade lining in coton enabling more comfort but also adding volume to the gown. Thanks to this sophisticated detail, our dresses have a perfect structure but most of all twirl making little girls feel like princesses!
Our Netti dress have additional tulle underlayer sewn upon the lining creating a wide and airy skirt.
Our dress have a very special butterfly sash with a unique shape. With lining in the same color as the self covered buttons, the sash is tied in the back creating a butterfly wing shaped bow.Bringing a high end detail to our dresses, it has become one of the brand’s signature.
Our Amandine smocked dresses have a very chic detail upon the puffed sleeves : three elegant rose bud embroideries. Subtle and discreet, the colors are in perfect harmony with those of the smocks.
- More than a dress
May our dresses bring you much joy! Wear with love!