You thought I forgot. Or slacked off. But I didn’t. Well, I didn’t slack off in the making of June’s dress, only the documentation. But here it is, a pretty little pinafore.
Squeakin’ in in the 11th hour, here is May’s dress, which is actually a romper. Modified a bit from the pattern on Make it, Love it. If I was going to make it again I’d make a few more changes — the shorts I traced for the pattern are a bit wide in the leg and I think I made it a bit too poufy in the top. But I love the spaghetti straps and criss-cross back.
Note to self: don’t try to take pictures of an outfit on a baby 10 minutes before naptime.
I am way ahead of schedule but Easter is early this year and I wanted to make sure I had time to make her dress(es).
I’m also getting adventurous and am going to try to make her a spring jacket to match the purple dress. ALSO I’m going to try to make myself a dress.
This is what happens. I get really excited and obsessed and I want to do all the things right now then the enthusiasm fizzles. But goodness is this more satisfying than knitting.
It’s been unseasonably warm which is awesome, so I brought CB out back in her new March dress for some sunshine.
This dress, again, I found on Pinterest and the pattern is, again, by Craftiness is not Optional.
I’m really loving making all these little dresses. And since she’s, yanno, a baby, I’ve only required half a yard of fabric per dress and they come together pretty quickly/stress free. Baby-clothes-making is an awesome way to get into sewing. Also: she doesn’t have a say in what I make or how it comes out. Nize.
But, oh! Green seersucker and ruffles and red hair! I die.
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When I saw this little dress I knew I had to #1 find the fabric immediately and #2 make for February.
I found the fabric (in a different but similar colorway) at Quilted Castle — Urban Chiks Hullabaloo Zig Zag.
Anyway, I followed the directions exactly and was quite pleased with myself for not screwing up once. I made it in one night while CB was sleeping (and Nathan was watching Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy). You can imagine my disappointment when the “dress” fit more like a shirt when I tried it on her in the morning. Ugh.
Especially when my gut said, “Heath, that seems short, no?” And especially when I had like 9 inches of fabric leftover.
Lesson learned. Measure your own child and follow your gut before you cut.