Josefine Butler Women's Dress Cherry Polka Linen with In the Red Hand Smocking


Named after the social reformer who dedicated her life to the support and education of vulnerable women in Victorian Britain, comes this sensational yet versatile hand stitched dress. Yards of glorious polka dot cotton-linen are pleated into a gently elasticated bodice, emblazoned with a thousand hand stitches in our signature zig zag smocking design featuring row upon row of seven step trellis stitches in knock out "In the red" thread. The central bodice is balanced by a midi skirt and voluminous blouson sleeves with richly smocked cuffs that can be worn on-or-off the shoulder. Perfectly poised for dinner with the girls or a stroll through Saturday markets with your own little ladies, this is a dress for sisters who support sisters through thick and thin.

  • Hand smocked
  • Limited edition
  • Elasticated bodice
  • 60% cotton, 40% linen
  • Machine wash at 30 degrees
  • Wash with similar colours




Centre front

 S/M /

UK 6-10 / USA 2-6

60 - 100 100

M/L /

UK 12-16 / USA 8-12 

70 - 120 107

All of our pieces are designed to be passed down generations when handled with care.

  • Gentle machine or hand wash at low temperature with mild detergent
  • Slow spin with very low centrifuge. Spinning Smocks at high speeds may dislodge stitches and risks damaging the hand work
  • Air dry if possible
  • Iron at low temperatures
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Keep away from fire
  • Standard UK delivery is free for orders over £100. For orders under £100 delivery is £4.95 (Standard delivery) and £9.50 for Express delivery. 

    We deliver internationally and shipping is calculated automatically at the checkout.

    We offer delivery to the USA with either a postal service (approx 10 days) or a faster courier service with DHL (approx 5 days). Delivery to the USA is FREE for orders over $250.

    If your country is not listed below, please email us for an International Shipping quote. 

    All overseas orders are shipped duties unpaid, therefore orders shipped outside of the UK may be subject to VAT, customs taxes and duties. This cost is the responsibility of the customer and is payable on receipt of goods. Please check your local customs tax and duty costs as duties must be paid before the goods are released.


    Delivery Service Cost Delivery Duration 
    UK Standard £4.95 3 - 5 days
    UK Express £9.50 Next working day if ordered before noon (*orders placed on a non working day will be delivered after 2 working days)


    £15 Approx 5 working days

    Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, India, Singapore

    USA, Canada (postal service)








    Approx 10 working days 

    Approx 10 days 


    Approx 5 days

    Australia £20
    Approx 10 working days

    Middle East

    Approx 10 working days

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