Rachel Carson Women's Dress Spring Green Gingham with Clementine Hand Smocking


For Women full of Wonder. Named after the grandmother of modern environmentalism and author of ‘Silent Spring’ the book which opened the world’s eyes to nature’s cause,  comes this hand smocked spring time sensation.

The dress is made from acres of glorious Spring Green gingham,  pleated together with a deep garland of zigzag smocking in a clementine sandwich of orange and white threads that run all around the bodice, front and back. The sweeping silhouette is further enhanced by a frill tiered skirt and elegant frill straps adding a feminine swing to your summer escapades. And because nature's cause is as practical as it is beautiful, the dress features pockets, an elasticated bodice and fully adjustable straps for a perfect fit across different body shapes. 

But there is more to this particular spring miracle: you can unbutton the flutter straps to transform the dress into a high waisted summer skirt - a neat trick sure to make this leading lady the hardest working style in your summer wardrobe. 

  • 2 in 1: dress transforms to skirt
  • Hand smocked
  • Limited edition 
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine wash at 30 degrees, slow spin
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Straps can be completely removed. 




Centre front

 S/M /

UK 6-10 / USA 2-6

60 - 100 105

M/L /

UK 12-16 / USA 8-12 

70 - 120 112

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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