Inspired by Hans Christen Anderson’s fairytale of a tiny girl miraculously born into a flower, the Thumbelina dress is a ‘millefleur’ cotton, which literally translates as ‘thousand flowers’. It’s a guaranteed conversation-starter, imagination-igniter and twirl-inducer.
Classic hand smocking is finished with intricate embroidered flowers on the chest. The Thumbelina has a signature Annafie silhouette with delicate puffed cap sleeves and a peter pan collar.
Our dresses are lined in cotton to create a perfect flare for twirling and dancing like everybody’s watching. The Thumbelina has fabric covered buttons that fasten at the back and an attached sash tie at the waist (12 months+), which is a good test for the best bow-tier in the family.
100% fine cotton
Machinewashable at 30°C
Traditional hand smocking and embroidery
Smocking width increases with dress size
All our dresses are fully lined and come up true to size. We therefore recommend purchasing the exact age of the child and, if in between sizes, the next size up. For rompers, we recommend purchasing the next size up. For details, please see our size guide in the picture.
Our clothes are designed for children to explore and have fun in! All our items can be machine washed on a delicate cycle at 30°C, ideally inside out to protect the smocking and embroidery. Alternatively you can hand wash them, but please do not soak, bleach, rub or wring the item. We recommend line drying, and not using a tumble dryer.
For our silk dresses, we recommend dry cleaning. Please note that these consist of 100% raw silk, and that slight imperfections may occur as it is a natural fabric.
Please note that most of our items are smocked and embroidered by hand, and therefore slight variations in the exact design can occur. We are proud of our skilled craftspeople and to be a brand that values the beautiful traditional craft of smocking and embroidery.