Sunday 15 April 2012 — Latest addition Sunday 6 January 2013

’Smock’ Dresses

Our children’s ’smock’ dresses are entirely embroidered by hand.

Historically, ’smock’ was a traditional garment from the 19th century worn by English peasants, including boys. It is characterised by tight pleats on the front (and on the back), and embroidery. ’Smock’ is now a speciality of the embroideresses of the island of Madagascar.

Their craft was introduced by English missionaries. Each dress is unique as it is embroidered by hand. Our fabrics are 100% cotton and are carefully selected so as to offer a wide range of choice (patterns include flowers, Vichy, spots, plain, etc)

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’Smock’ Dresses with puff sleeves and claudine collar

'Smock' Dresses with puff sleeves and claudine collar
’Smock’ Dresses with puff sleeves and claudine collar

The dresses are in piqué cotton, and ideal for mid-season.

They are available in various colours and sizes, from 6 months to 8 years.

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Tunic ’Smock’ Dresses

Tunic 'Smock' Dresses
Tunic ’Smock’ Dresses

The tunic dress is made from worsted cotton, and is lighter than the one in piqué cotton. It is ideal for summer. It is possible to wear a T-shirt underneath during the mid-season.

They are available in various colours and sizes, from 6 months to 10 years.

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Tunic ’Smock’ Dresses in Patterned Fabrics

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|Click to enlarge>doc342] ’Smock’ dresses are now affordable for everyone, and are no longer the priviledge of children of royal families.

Beside the conventional well-behaved type, we also make dresses from brightly coloured fabric that are just as classy.

Both romantic and multicultural, these dresses are elegant in all circumstances.

Robe printannière
Robe printannière

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Pink dresses, the symbols of traditional chic

Pink dress
Pink dress

These pink dresses made in our children’s garments workshop, and are never out of fashion. They are designed for all the princesses that lie within our little girls.

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Detail of the cross over pattern at the back of the pink dress

Cross-over pattern at the back
Cross-over pattern at the back

Every detail is controlled, which is what makes all the difference.

The cross-over pattern at the back, along with the waist-enhancing belt raise the posture.

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Embroidery on the pink dress

Delicately embroidered flowers
Delicately embroidered flowers

The embroideresses work meticulously and with passion. The result is there: a beautiful romantic bouquet.

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Bib-shaped embroidered ’smock’ dress

Detail of a bib-shaped embroidered 'smock' dress
Detail of a bib-shaped embroidered ’smock’ dress

This is another dress with a different type of embroidery. Each dress is unique as it it embroidered by hand in an artisanal way.

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Blue Vichy

Vichy never goes out of fashion
Vichy never goes out of fashion

The Vichy dress is of course part of our collection. It is the symbol of traditional chic and will never go out of fashion.

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Dress in varied pink tones

Refined and simple
Refined and simple

This dress evokes a return to nature, and is made with patterned cotton.

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Classic and Original Dresses

Delicate Motifs
Delicate Motifs

We make both modern and classic-designed dresses. They will fit girls on celebration days such as christenings, birthdays, communions, or weddings.

The fabrics they are made of are carefully selected, and their delicate embroidered patterns guaranty an exceptional quality.

Detail of the embroidery
Detail of the embroidery

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Summer Stock

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New Collection 2013

New printing fabrics are available in various colors from February, 2013.

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Other available designs

We also have designs for :

  • nightgowns,
  • romper suits,
  • embroidered dungarees for boys.

Contact and enquiries :

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Pink and fuschia Night gowns Puff sleeves and claudine collar in pink Several embroderies Dungaree Nightgowns A scottish printed fabric Various embrodery on blue fabric White fabric with pale colors embrodery Beautiful red Fines rayures Vichy sable Liberty bleu Especially for baptism or communion. Blue and white Red and white Dark blue dress with buttons on the back romper suit Smock dresses with puff sleeves and claudine collar new rednew Dark Red Chequered Bright Yellow Cyan Anise Green Traditional pink dress with daisy embroideries Fuchsia Dress Hand-embroidered bib 100% malagasy dress