Discount smocked clothing for boys and girls are easy to find with our sidebar menu which connects with discount smocked children's auctions for a great choice of smocked clothing. We have listings by size or by boutique brands like Anavini,  Bailey Boys, or Kelly's Kids.

Brand name children's clothing like the Petit Ami clothing brand is expensive at your children's trunk sales or boutique shops, but you can save money by looking in the right places.

This is the best buy of the day...

A smocked baby romper smocked with yellow duckies. This sold for only $15.50!

Smocked Ducks Romper

This NEW Bailey Boys bubble sold for $15.50 on March 1.

I love the Peter Pan color trimmed with the blue and white gingham fabric.
Size 12M. Made by Chabre which is a division of Bailey Boys.

From Seller:

Adorable bubble! Snaps at legs/crotch. Three buttons in back. 35% cotton, 65% polyester. Beautiful smocking.

 

 ANGEL'S KIDS Smocked Button-On Short Set 3T

This precious smocked outfit by Angel's Kids sold for $12.50 on March 8.

The top of this button-on shorts set is made of white pique with a lovely smocking design across the chest. The collar matches the smocking with blue trim. The button on shorts are a dark blue gingham that has the appearance of light blue from a distance. The bottoms have a snap closure at the crotch for easy changing.

I found out that great smocked clothes bargains can be found in pre-owned clothing. I have found "used" clothing that has only been worn one time. Since it is not new ,the price becomes much less than other smocked outfits that are new. The slightly used smocked clothes are the best buys if you are looking for real bargains.

From the Seller

This is such a cute button-on shorts outfit by ANGEL'S KIDS size 3T. Both pieces are in excellent used condition with no tears, stains or blemishes.

 

 

Baby Boys Smocked Golf Carts Romper Jon Jon

Adorable smocked golf carts shortall from Will'beth sold for $9.99 on March 6.

This is made of seersucker blue gingham fabric and includes buttons at crotch for easy changing. It came in size 9 month for infant or baby. Great for the warm and hot months coming since it is made of 55% cotton and 45% polyester.

From the Seller:

It is in excellent used condition.

Smocked Easter Jon Jons

This NEW blue pin striped Easter Jon Jon sold for $27.99 on Mar 8

This is not used, but new with tags. The shirt trimmed in blue came with the boys smocked Easter romper.

From the Seller:

Someone has left a lovely Easter basket in the grass on this light blue smocked overall with pinstripes. Colorful eggs rest inside the woven basket, the handle of which is decorated with a bow of real ribbon fastened with a miniature bead. Two inquisitive bunnies edge closer. With cotton tails, one remains hunched on all fours while the other has risen up on her hind legs to peek inside.Two daisies sprout between the rabbits and baskets.

 

smocked easter romper

 

boys easter romper with easter bunnies smocked

From bishops to bubbles, from longalls to rompers, from John Johns to shortalls, smocked clothing for children goes where ever your child goes and fits in fine. Smocked clothing for boys and girls never goes out of style.

English smocking is an embroidery technique used to gather fabric into pleats so that it can stretch. Before elastic was available, smocking was commonly used in cuffs, bodices, and necklines in garments for a soft give. Smocking and has been practiced since Medieval times. Smocking was practical for garments to be both form fitting and flexible. Smocking was used most extensively in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Smocking today is not exclusively used on children's clothing, but it is extremely popular for children's outfits in that it combines the artistic designs that parents and children love as well as the comfort that smocking affords to a garment. Children's wear should always maintain the classic elements that have, for generations, adorned beloved little ones!

This video shows how to do some basic smocking stitches. If you can do cross stitching, you can do smocking. Here is Martha Pullen teaching how to smock the cable stitch used on almost every smocked outfit.

 

The smocking has a connection with the past like no other design in children's clothing. Even so,the smocking designs continue to evolve with innovative creations and boutique lines ever being added to the mix. In that sense, smocked clothing for children is as modern as ever, even while retaining the traditional smocking art that is so loved by all. Children enjoy wearing smocked clothes because they are comfortable and the design inspires the imagination which makes the garment fun to wear. Smocked clothing is comfortable because the pleats 'give' to the movements of a child and also allow for a child's growth over the months of wear. Most smocked clothing is entirely machine washable, but each garment should be checked for washing instructions.

Toddler Suits for Boys -Little boys outgrow smocked clothes. Most parents don't want their boys to wear smocked clothes after they are three years old or so. Sometimes they ask to dress like Daddy. They want to wear a real suit. So do they still make suits toddlers? Yes they do and the price is better than I expected.To see more toddler suits for boys see our Boys Toddler Suitspage. For under $30 you can buy a boy's suit that looks fantastic. 
Baby boy suit for Easter

This video on little boys shortalls, longalls, and jon jons (rompers) was so surprising to me because it is made by a man that loves to collect these little boys clothes. He explains what smocking and applique are and as he shows each clothing article in his collection, he explains all the special qualities of the clothes. I have never met a man that had such a genuine interest in artful clothing for children. My husband doesn't even know what a shortall is. LOL.