Hand Smocking by Jill Barnes

Clothes of distinction for children



Jill Barnes trained at the Royal School of Needlework and is a member of the renowned Sussex Guild. (www.thesussexguild.co.uk)

All her handworked clothes for children are unique, particularly in the smocking of dresses.

All garments are available by direct order or purchase at a Sussex Guild or other exhibition (see Events page). A limited number of smocked dresses are held in stock (see Smocked Dresses)

Her smocking is in traditional style but with modern ideas using Liberty Lawn, other top quality fabrics and silk.

Commissions are undertaken with customer’s own materials or specific requirements for colours or styles.

Deliveries within 28 days.

The images below give an overview of the handworked clothes.









Party Dresses


Special occasions





For special occasions clothes can be made to your own design and with your own material.










Examples of Christening robe smocking


Boy's Silk Romper Suits - styles E and F




Fun dungarees are reversible and, if the standard sizes are inappropriate, they can be made to order.



Smocked Romper Suit

6 - 9 month romper suit
1 year smocked shirt with trousers


Boy's smocked shirt - front opening
Boy's smocked shirt - back opening




Girls blouses in plain or patterned material



Boy's Shirt




Last updated: 25 January, 2014