I made this elegant baptism dress for my youngest daughter when she turned 8. I wanted the dress to have the look and feel of being smocked but just didn’t have time to do any actual smocking. Instead, I sewed cotton lace insertion together to make the bodice. I then hand embroidered a pretty design onto the dress yoke. Felicity wanted it to have bows and flowers. The entire bodice is lined for extra support of the lace. I used an ivory color of lace and embroidery floss so it would really stand out.