Boys Christmas Smocked Shirt & Shorts Set 12-18M
Ready to Send.
Classic Smocked Shirt
- Made from an adorably soft & summery cotton batiste
- Button front with additional buttons to secure to shorts
- Fully machine washable
- Made with a crisp and tidy cotton fabric
- Fully maching washable
- Pleated front
- Elastic at back of waist and legs
What is smocking? Smocking is a technique where fabric is pleated and then embroidered across the top to give it stretch. Smocking was used before elastic was invented. Over time, the embroidery done over the top has become more aesthetically pleasing and developed into a real art form.
Is all the smocking done by hand? Yes, after pleating the fabric using a smocking pleater, all the embroidery is done by hand. It takes hours!
How do you care for a smocked garment? While handwashing is always preferred, garments can be machine washed if they are not put in with other clothes that have zips or hooks that could snag the embroidery.
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