Collection: Marcia Anderson

North Andover, Massachusetts

Beautiful, smocked cotton dresses are the handiwork of Marcia Anderson, one of our treasured crafters since 1993. Smocking is a type of decorative needlework used for holding gathers in place. One of the few peasant handcrafts of England, it is still carried on after hundreds of years. Marcia uses a manual “pleating machine” to evenly pleat and ready the fabric for the design. She feeds the fabric with one hand while cranking it with the other. The result is a unique, comfortable, heirloom-quality garment that will hold up to wearing and washing for years to come.