On Saturday there was a Hawaiian-themed family dance at my parish. Ever resourceful, I decided to make clothes for the kids for the event. My dad was getting rid of some old Hawaiian shirts, and so I thought they were perfect to turn into dresses for Charlotte. I’d turned button-down shirts into dresses before, but I wanted to do something just a little different this time, and so I smocked the top. I’d never done smocking before, so that was an adventure, but it turned out to be easier than I expected. And it turned out to be absolutely adorable. I basically made the dress like a pillowcase dress after I smocked it.