I'm using Summertime Blue, from AS&E issue #66 for my dress pattern.
It's a gorgeous little halter dress shown in blue and white polka dot pique in the magazine. I think this dress is just adorable, but I decided to just use the pattern and use a different smocking design. The bullion daisies are lovely, but the thought of making all those bullion loops does not excite me. And even if it did, I can just imagine the Princess catching one on something and ripping a big 'ole hole in the front of the dress!
So for the smocking design, I chose One Fine Day, a cute little geometric from AS&E #72. You can see it in the photo above. This one also features bullion loop daisies, although smaller ones, sprinkled across the smocking. I haven't decided yet if I will make these as shown, or substitute cable rosettes or something else for them. I may not do any embroidery at all. I'll decide when I get the smocking completed. I am just enjoying working on this whenever the mood strikes me.