Everyone I know is pregnant right now – or at least it sure seems that way! Two of my best friends are both pregnant and also my brother’s wife, all 3 are due within the next 2 weeks. I don’t really make garments for others (besides Guinness) but I figured I’d give it a test run since babies can’t really complain about my sewing skills LOL
I decided to try this pattern out on some fabric I already had in my stash. When I did the Sew For Victory Challenge I had lots of hot pink gingham seersucker leftover. I figured this would be perfect for a baby’s outfit since it’s light and breathable. I didn’t add the piping to this version, I thought it would take away from the causal lightness of the outfit.
Since the gingham one turned out so lovely I wanted to make a fancier version. I used my most favorite fabric that has ever been made, the white with black polka dot stretch sateen that I’ve used for many other garments (like the Mad Men Challenge). I added black piping to the bodice and hem for a more polished look. I also cut the back bodice into 2 pieces and put my tag in.
I made both the gingham and fancy dresses for Andrea’s future baby girl (due in a week!!!). I can’t wait to post pictures of baby Bailey wearing them I also made her a pair of sleep pants – I’ll post about those in a future review.
The next Itty Bitty Baby Dress that I made was for my future niece. I found this fabric at Walmart and seriously am in love with the print – it’s so girly and gorgeous. I added the hot pink piping to make the small bits of pink in the fabric “pop”. We have about 2 more weeks before the baby gets here but I’ll be posting pictures of her in it as soon as I get them! This will be their third child, I posted pictures of my sweet nephew last week in the Ukrainian Skirt post. I need to get some of my other niece, Anna … guess I should make her something
And last but not least are the dresses I made for Sherry. I also made Sherry 2 other outfits which I’ll be adding reviews of later on. Sherry and I have been friends since we were about 7 years old, we’ve been through a lot together and she’s truly one of my favorite people on Earth. I don’t know what I’d do without her. Okay, enough of the sappy stuff – onto the dresses!
I made the friendly insect outfit out of Tutti Frutti fabric. It’s a polyester/cotton blend I believe and sort of reminds me of seersucker and is kinda light and puckery. It’s hard to describe but great for hot weather clothing. I know she really likes purple so I decided to do the piping in purple.
The next dress I did for her was really more for her 6 year old daughter Shannon. Shannon loves super heroes so I wanted to make sure I made the new baby something Shannon would approve of:
I didn’t want to leave Shannon out so I made her a little skirt. I imagine it has to be hard to see all these great new presents and they are all for your little sister and nothing for you! I had NO IDEA what size she is or exactly what to make. I decided a simple A line type of skirt with elastic at the top would be best. I did lots of online research, asked other friends and even asked Sherry under the disguise I was making something for my nephew who is the same age. Hopefully it fits! At Sherry’s baby shower Shannon seemed pretty excited about the skirt
That’s the end of the Itty Bitty Baby Dress! I had a lot of fun making this. The pattern itself is SUPER EASY and very fast. I HIGHLY recommend it to everyone. This is my go-to pattern for a baby dress. I’ve gotten so good that I can pump them out pretty fast! I just need to see how they look on a REAL baby – throughout making them all I had to test fit on was my childhood baby doll. So as soon as I get pictures of these girls in the dresses, I’ll post them right away!
Baby pictures!!! WOO HOO!!
Check out Bailey and all her cuteness:
Here is sweet Lindsy making insects look good!
And last, but not least, is my wonderful little niece Eva:
Extra bonus! Shannon looking awesome in the skirt I made her