Lynn's Comments: My mother did make my daughter a lovely smocked dress to wear at my brother and his wife's wedding. I kept this sweet memento until my granddaughter was big enough to wear it, and when she put it on, it looked old-fashioned and unattractive. I gave this lovely handmade dress to the Salvation Army in the hope that someone out there would appreciate all the work that went into it. I didn't feel guilty. Very fortunately, that's what my mom would have done, too.