I had to share this as it is ‘evolving’. I absolutely adore this little polka dotted thin & soft denim fabric.
I purchased it at Hobby Lobby. It was $12.99 a yard. I only got a yard since I didn’t have a certain project in mind for it yet. I just knew it would look cute on anything for the girls. And does it ever look cute! It’s adorable actually & so easy to work with. So easy to add little details too!
I started off with my go-to pattern from this book:
The pattern I’ve used is this one for a nightdress on page 84:
I’ve sewn so many night gowns & tunics from this exact pattern for Seda since she was 2. Now that the baby is getting up there I HAD to sew something other than a skirt for her as well. But not just a night gown. A little dress she could wear over long sleeves now & later with bike shorts. Super comfy & playful. I’ve adjusted the smallest pattern (2-3 years) by several inches in the length and the width as well. I’ve shortened the sleeves and added drawstring to make it look more like a peasant dress than a nightgown. The dress is still very roomy but I just love it oversize on my little girl. And how about those cute ribbons? The deer – oh dear! 🙂 Finally, I get to use them!
And I added the tiny red pom-pom ribbon to it as well for a pop of color. Red makes everything so much better and goes so well with white & denim! The ruffle on the bottom is also my own addition. It’s not in the pattern. I just used a strip of fabric double the width of the skirt, gathered it by hand first and then attached it to the bottom of the dress. I LOVE IT! All it’s missing now is a tiny little red bow or maybe a button around the neck. I think that would tie it together really well.
I had to share this one before I even hemmed the bottom. This is what I’m working on today. Hope you find some time to create.
Update: I finished the dress over the weekend & had Stella wear it right away! A-dor-able!!!