This little pumpkin dress was made for my daughter Mandy about 30 years ago. The smocking needed some repair, but other than that it was in surprisingly good shape. The fabric is a little pilled on the front of the skirt, but not so much that it is noticeable. I just remember how I struggled with the piping on the peter pan collar. It was a Little Elegance pattern, and I still have a box full of them. The proportions of today's yoke dresses seem to be a little different; this dress is cut fairly wide, but I think the look is still fresh enough for Issa to enjoy this fall!
I made so many little dresses back in the late 70's, and it is quite by accident that I have this one. I lent this and a Christmas dress to a neighbor who took good care and saved them in the back of a closet. What a nice surprise to have them recently handed over the back fence! I just wish I had done a blog 30 years ago so that I could better remember all of my little dresses and the sweet little girl who wore them!