Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Some of what I've been sewing: baby dress & matching shoes

A couple of weeks ago, Tony's cousin & his wife welcomed their first child into the world. A red-headed girl named Avery. I wanted to make something special for this little bitty girl, so I grabbed up some fat quarters with soft colors, ultra feminine prints. I ended up with a handful of prints from Anna Griffin's Fiona line. (The exception is the celery and white polka-dot. I have no idea who made that print, but it coordinates so perfectly.)

For the dress, I used this tutorial from Made By Petchy, but followed RedInstead's tutorial for the neckline so that the ties would come up from the armhole rather than across the top. (This makes a safer neckline for a little baby, as it does not involve a drawstring casing around the baby's neck.)

I also made a pair of shoes to match using a free pattern from New Conceptions Sewing Patterns.

Here they are from the front. I pieced the front of the dress because I didn't have enough of one type of fabric (fat quarters, remember) to make the whole dress. Then, because of a piecing foobar, I ended up having to recut the back. Except I didn't have a big enough piece of fabric to match the front, so I ended up raiding my stash for another print. Here's the back:

And a close-up of the little shoes cause they're just gosh-darn-it-cute.


Toodles,

7 comments:

Denise Felton said...

Oh, wow. You so rock! How adorable! Lucky baby.

Micaela said...

You did AWESOME job!! Love those mix pattern baby dress and matching shoes...

ElegantSnobbery said...

Okay, why is it that just when I decide I'm DONE having kids, I see these and the baby cravings come back? You are too cruel!!

But OMGoodness, those are ADORABLE!!

Katja said...

Hi! Thank you for your nice comment on my blog (about "start sewing on many layers - thingy)! I really like your blog, your writing style is very witty. I'll sure drop by more often...
The dress and shoes are super cute, lucky girl :-)

Katja said...

me again! Biiiig thanks for the feature!! when I first read your comment my toddler was up to some mischief in the kitchen, so I did not read it properly *sigh*
You may be able to relate *g*

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