Wednesday, October 20, 2010

how cute is this?

somewhere approaching as cute as a newborn i think...excited to have the current baby boom among my friends starting with a couple of girls (as requested!) - a good excuse to sew some dresses and such. in fact i thought this was so cute i hung it on the bedroom wardrobe door the night it was finished, and ohhed and ahhed at its sweetness every time i caught a glimpse...

it's my normal imperfect style where i'm most impressed by the overall effect. this time though most of the inside even looked presentable. that's some soft cream damask that had been sitting in the cupboard for a decade or two on the inside. and the main fabric is another vintage purchase from my faithful friend ebay.

(i'm still taken with including these details on the selvedge - anyone know if they actually have a name?)

okay, baby-sized drumroll please: here it is!

it's a slightly bigger version of the previous 'itty bitty baby dress' i made - a free made by rae pattern. the last attempt was so small it barely fitted its owner (one of the most delicate specimens i have ever seen) just after she was born. this is the next size up - 1 to 3 months, plus a teeny bit more for insurance - and hopefully i'll get a bit of feedback on how it fits. definitely recommend erring on the larger side though if you're going to give it a try. now, i just need to ask the universe to kindly bring on a few sunny days again...


  1. As my daughter was the recipient of this dress I can attest to it's utter loveliness! :)

  2. Hi Kirsten,

    This is such a sweet dress - girls clothes are so much more fun than boys!

    Have you seen the selvedge dress - it's a bit crazy:


  3. wow - that's completely crazy erin! crazy and wonderful...and i would never in a million years have the patience to do that.

    you'll have to let me know if you come across any good boys patterns in your travels. although where sewing time is going to come from once you have bub i'm not so sure?

    and when did that dad become dastardly?!

  4. now i'm doubting what dastardly even means - must google...


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