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.)
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!