Friday, January 27, 2012

For Our Someday...

There are no scheduled baby girl arrivals amongst my family or friends. Yet, when I saw this cute little dress pattern on the blog "Sew Much Ado", I knew that I had to try it. So I did :) The best part of her tutorial was that she gave a pattern; most blogs just say to use a current dress that fits the recipient already. Um, I don't have an intended recipient quite yet, so having a pattern was a must!

Thus, this little number will be stored away until I can put it onto my own little girl, or if God decides having a little girl isn't for us, it will be a wonderful doll dress! 

*I would just say that I could use this one for a baby shower gift in the future, but it was definitely a practice one.  I hope I can learn from my mistakes when I make more for gifts! (Mistakes included a little trouble with my sewing machine's tension while sewing the elastic casing, making sure the elastic was twisted when I sewed the ends together, making the rick-rack meet up nicely when I started/finished it on the hem.)

 The pattern was simple and the instructions were easy to follow. I love it when that happens! Neighbor says I need to make a red fabric flower to adorn the front... maybe for future gifts. I also think a coordinating headband would be cute too!

I've never used rick-rack like this, so I was surprised with how easy it was, and I love how it looks! The rick-rack was taken from my mom's sewing stash before I moved out here; I had no idea at the time how well it would come in handy!

 The elastic was a thrift store find; 1/4 inch elastic for $0.25. And of course I didn't use it all; there is plenty for more projects! I never really worry about if the type of elastic I'm using is the right type for the project... maybe I should do some reading to figure out what all the different types of elastic are designed for. Or, I could just continue buying anything I can find at thrift stores or rummage sales for cheap... yeah, I might chose that route :)

The fabric was also from a thift store - a twin sheet for $1.50. I can't wait to make more flowery dresses! Now, I just need to find some red fabric to make a diaper cover for this... So many ideas going through my head! LOVE IT!


  1. Such a sweet little baby dress and I love the red rick-rack!!! You've done a great job! Thanks for linking up...

  2. Bonjour
    j'aime beaucoup cette jolie robe, est il possible d'avoir le patron et tuto ?
    Merci par avance