I am enjoying sewing these little garments so much, I have to admit! This little dress was no exception. It's always hard to decide which baby project to make next, but I finally decided on making this baby dress from the scraps of my christmas gown.
I did not have very much fabric left, so it was quite the squeeze to fit it all in. And by squeeze I mean piecing. Piecing the skirt, and even the ties! You can barely see the seams in the picture above, but there are quite a few;
All I had left was about a 12" strip of fabric maybe a yard long, plus what I had cut off from hemming, and a few other odds and ends. It was such fun to "make do" with what I had and get the little dress made in spite of it!
The design of this dress is just adorable; the little puffed sleeves, the teeny little collar. Such cuteness!!
(I know....that selvedge is awfully distracting. It won't be visible once the dress is hemmed, but until I am ready to use the dress, I'm just leaving the bottom edge serged and unhemmed.)
I am so happy with how easy the dress came together!
These adorable little heart buttons were in the stash, and they seemed to be the perfect accent.
The front bodice has little decorative points that overlay the skirt pleats.
As with many vintage patterns, the bodice edge is turned under and topstitched onto the skirt.
The sleeves have bands which are turned up to form an adorable little cuff.
(Maybe I overuse that word. But really, it is adorable.)
As you may have guessed, I'm rather pleased with this little frock, and can't wait to make some more renditions of it! :)