Monday, February 20, 2012

Baby dresses!

I am forever seeing so many cute baby dresses to sew on sites like Pinterest. I decided I better take the plunge and try sewing a baby dress for my own little girl.

My first try was the easy Pillowcase Dress from Prudent Baby.

Pillowcase dress

It was really was as easy as they said and I think it came out great! I will definitely making more of these. I added a contrasting binding instead of ric rac to the Freshcuts fabric I used and I love how it sets off the flower print.

My next attempt the Infant Peasant Dress from Sew Much Ado.

Peasant dress

Amelia is wearing a 6-9 month size and the pattern was for a 0-3 month size - so I attempted to also make the pattern larger to fit her. I managed to succeed in making it larger but I will definitely make it a bit longer next time. It's more like a shirt than a dress - but still cute!

Infant peasant dress

This was much harder than the pillowcase dress for this novice dressmaker. I definitely see a serger in my future one of these days if I continue to sew clothes! Having to run a zig zag seam over all the edges definitely got old :) I also had to install elastic and ric rac for the first time. Definitely a learning experience and I will try again now that I know where I went wrong. I only had to rip out the sleeves three times :)

Amelia seems to like it thought - which makes it all worth it!


Monika said...

Well done, they are so cute! It helps to have such a gorgeous model:))

ruthsplace said...

Both dresses turned out great

Lisette M said...

Great job Jody!

Jasmin said...

Those dresses are the cutest! Can't wait to see more!