These smocking dresses were made for my dd when she was abt 4 -6 yrs old then and now she is already in her teen! I remembered i have made abt 20 + pieces for her and most of them were given away when she was abt 8 - 9 yrs old and felt smocking dresses are only for smaller girls! These 3 pieces were the 1st batch which i did for her and DD told me that she will keep these for her dd next time! lol.. I learn smocking from some magazines and still keeping these magazines in very good order.