View A – Smocking forms a narrow band around the entire neckline, including an extension that sites across the top of the arm, while rows of smocking, to replicate shirring, control the fullness under the bust. Tiny frills trim the neckline and the upper and lower edges of the armband. A deeper peaked frill is the feature of the hemline.
View B – This peasant style, short-sleeved top features the same neckline smocking as view A. The lower edge of the top is cropped short to site beneath the bust. The edges of this top are also finished with tiny frills. A drawstring (narrow cord or ribbon) is use to gather in the lower edge of the sleeves.