Hello to you!
Gosh, I’ve been so busy since the beginning of the year….and preparing for the Marshmallow’s (nickname for my daughter) second birthday! I wanted to create as many things as I could for her…and if you are following me on Facebook or Instagram, you know all about her first dress (found here), and how I wasn’t satisfied so I made her a second dress (found here), her pillowcase present (found here), and her special Care Bear friend Twinkers (found here).
I was inspired to make a little floral dress (found here) for a customer of mine when she told me she and her husband were expecting a baby girl and it made me realize Spring was just around the corner. Coincidentally my new niece’s baby shower is in two weeks, (p.s. I am so excited to be an AUNTY!!!) so I decided something springy would be perfect for the occasion.
I had the perfect fabric in mind too!! I am absolutely in love with this floral vintage print from Michael Miller that I snagged when Fabric.com was having one of their awesome sales. (You can find the exact print here). I adore just about everything from Michael Miller. My only regret was purchasing just one yard so I knew I had to pick a very simple style.
I went with McCall’s M6058 – its the classic pillow case dress ( purchased here). I went with Option A minus the underpants – (but now that I think about it, I may have just enough left over to make her one!)
After cutting the pattern, serging the edges and stitching the front and back together, I realized I wasn’t a fan of the bulky scrunched up front, so instead I decided to make a pleat that would give her a more flat looking front.
I also wanted to make it a little more fun by fashioning the bow the the back, so I cut a half circle on the top off the back allowing both ends of the strap to come through. Then I binded the armholes and the back cut out with some bias tape that luckily I had in my stash already.
And as you all know, I’m a trim addict, I LOVE TRIMS!!! So needless to say, I added some. I was lucky enough to come across this adorable crochet trim at a yard sale (woohooo lucky me!) and I snatched it all up! I think it adds a little romantic, softness to the dress.
I also wanted the a nice big bow at the back, so I eyeballed a strap measurement that would allow some classy length and thickness, but that wouldn’t be too overwhelming.
And here’s the finished dress:
And this post wouldn’t be complete without some action shots of my wee spirited one right?! Here she is :
Thank you for stopping bye! I promise to try and update the blog regularly! (ha!ha! I know I said that before) Talk to you soon!!!
XOXOXO – Candice