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Baby Dress – Polka Dots

March 28, 2011

A whole month has gone by like that! March is a very busy time for a musician that plays Irish music. Just sayin’.

That doesn’t mean I have been creating up a storm. For me, spring is the time of the sewing machine. I know this because for the past three years I’ve bought three issues of Stitch, all of them the spring issue. Last spring, I also got a new sewing machine. This spring I’m getting a more organized sewing space, but more on that later.

Last week I whipped up a quick baby shower gift for some parents to be. I’ve been having a mad love affair with polka dots, so I’ll take any excuse to use some polka dot fabric.

Baby Dress

I made the one year size because I strongly believe in gifting larger sizes to parents. They get so many newborn things, and the babies grow out of them so quickly.

Front Baby Dress

The pattern is it’s so easy it’s simplicity 2672. I chose not to put buttons on, partially because I didn’t really have anything on hand that would look good, and partially to avoid any choking hazard.

Back Baby Dress

The back has a nice little elastic section. The casing was just the right size for the elastic and it made the elastic very snug and professional looking. That was actually one of my favorite parts of putting this little dress together.

Rick Rack

Even though it looks very dark, the polka dots and rick rack are actually dark blue. Not only was I excited to have a chance to use polka dots, but rick rack also! I haven’t had an excuse to use very much rick rack. Then I saw these napkins and was jonesing to use some rick rack in a project. Both the rick rack and the fabric were thrifted making this a super low cost project. I made sure to trace the pattern pieces because I could see this being made over and over again.

JP and Moe Baby Shower

Finally, the happy parents being showered with gifts.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Taylor permalink
    March 28, 2011 7:41 pm

    I want this pattern! It would be darling on Cecilia!

  2. March 28, 2011 9:10 pm

    Really cute dress!

  3. March 30, 2011 3:47 am

    Very VERY cute!!!

  4. April 9, 2011 5:38 am

    very cute:) and i love the name of the ribbon, rick rack:)


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