Kid's Clothes Week is this week... and I'm participating. =) For my first project, I sewed up this:
This is the free Itty Bitty Baby Dress Pattern, from Made By Rae. I sewed up a larger version of this last fall for Booper and Gaiw, but I didn't have a chance to try out the original until now. I did end up changing a couple things... I used a 9 by 36 inch rectangle for the skirt, so it only has one side seam, and I sewed the bodice to the skirt differently so I could finish the inside prettily, like this:
I only sewed the piping and skirt to the outer layer of the bodice, then pressed a small hem on the inside and hand-stitched it down. That is the one major benefit from all that wedding sewing... I'm not nearly so reluctant to hand-stitch things now, which means I often get a nicer finish. =)
To say I'm happy with this dress would be an enormous understatement... the photos just don't show how incredibly tiny and adorable this dress is. I can hardly wait to try it on Beckers!
Once again, I'm amazed by how quick of a sew it was. Even with hand-stitching the bodice lining, it took less than three hours from choosing the fabric to cutting the final thread. There is one more change I would made when sewing it again: I would take the time to properly finish the piping, instead of folding it like the instructions. I ended up with this at the piping beginning, which isn't very pretty and is rather bulky:
And that's my first KCW project! I also have an almost-finished maternity shirt to show you in the very-near future... I just need to get some snaps in it and an extra decorative bit sewn on.
Thanks for stopping by,