Dress for Baby A

*Edited with  pics of Baby A at the end.

A week or so ago, I came across this dress on Pinterest.  I loved it and wanted to make one for Baby A for the 4th of July.  Well, here is my version:

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I hope to get some pics of her wearing it posted soon.  I just finished it an hour or so ago and she has long been asleep.  The ruffles don’t show very well in this pic, but are very evident in person.

This dress was super fun to make.  It challenged me.  I have only made a couple of clothing items and each time I had a specific pattern to use.  Cami over at Tidbits said it was more of a “how-to” than a tutorial.  Whenever I would reference her post, I couldn’t help but think of the first Pirates of the Caribbean when Barbossa says “the code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.”  Anyhoo, her “guidelines” were great and the idea fabulous.

This was my first time sewing with knits.  I have put it off because I was intimidated, but it was not as hard as I had thought.  I will probably use them much more often now.  I really like that you don’t have to hem everything!  I hope to make another dress using this design again soon.  I will definitely use different colors of fabric for the ruffled part though; more like what Cami has done (check out these other versions of the dress).  I also just winged the sleeves.  I was really putting too much thought and stress into it until finally I just started cutting and eyeballing it.  I think it worked out well.

I’ve made a couple of other things for A in the last couple of weeks and hope to post pics of those soon too.

See ya on the flip side!

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Action pictures!  This little one is no poser.  She is full action all the time.  If she sees me with the camera, she runs towards me as fast as she can saying, “Cheese!”  As soon as she reaches me, she turns around and rushes back to whatever it was she was doing.  I’m getting a lot of pics with her head cut off.  Doesn’t she know her Momma loves to take pictures?  She’s gonna have to learn.

The dress fits very well.  However, she inherited her 98 percentile head from both sides of the family and I will need to make the neck hole slightly larger next time.  It will work through July 4th, but probably not much longer after that.  Without further ado, the “business in the front, party in the back” dress:

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