Originally Posted by MommyRYLI
You can find smocking machines for sale, they are a little pricy, but you can also learn to do it by hand. My mother hand smocks my daughters dresses, she says it's not too hard, but I wouldn't know I've never tried. You can find tutorials on the internet.
The one that the halter top has is machine made.
I did not even know that there were much things as smock machines. It would be cute to make something like that, but I won't want to buy a whole machine just for a couple of dresses