Monday, January 28, 2013

Purple Polka Dot Baby Dress

Baby Shower Time! 
This is what I made to take to a baby shower yesterday.  It sure was nice the New Mother had a Pinterest page that showed the style she wanted for her little one.  She specifically pinned some shoes which I didn't make, but I came close.  

This is part of the fabric my good friend sent me a couple of months ago.  I know she thought I'd use the fabric for "Quilts for Orphans," but I just can't help using some of this beautiful fabric (these are Moda) for some special projects. 

I used McCall's Pattern 8812 size 0-3 months.
 I see this pattern is no longer available, however there is a similar pattern.
This pattern never goes out of style as I made it for my babies/toddlers 3 decades ago.
Here are two other patterns you can download but come in larger sizes:

Only the dress is reversible.
The blue side was turned under and top stitched.  Luckily came out perfectly on the purple side.
A mistake called for some patch work which turned out to be a creative serendipity event.
Fortunate to have a serger to help create a more professional purchased look.
You can download the shoe pattern by Aimee Larsen.  No elastic needed for this shoe.

Did you notice the buttons on each side of the dress?

Thanks to the FREE programs that may have been used for this page:
GIMP for cropping & other digital effects
 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo
PicMonkey creating collages used on this page


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