It has been many years since I had a little girl to sew for. When my daughters were small there were some wonderful fabric outlets near here where we could purchase fabric and trims very inexpensively. We were very blessed. Today it is hard to find nice dress weight fabrics in this area. I shopped at several stores (including Mary Jo's in Gastonia) to try to find small scale prints which would be a good choice for a tiny girl. Before we made our trip to Michigan this summer I had a lot of fun making these little dresses for Maddie. They are all too large for her to wear yet, but hopefully she will be able to wear them eventually. I also made her some bloomers to wear with the dresses.
This is a Children's Corner pattern called Frannie Baby. I had never used one of these patterns before. I liked the fact that they have actual pattern pieces for all the sizes included in the pattern--no tracing required. I did find the directions to be a bit sketchy. However, there are you-tube videos available explaining different techniques if you google Children's Corner and look on the website. The videos are very helpful. I was pleased with the finished garments.
I made this little "bee" dress with a pattern from The Handmade Dress. This is the second little dress I have made from this pattern. It goes together quickly and easily.
The last little number I made for Maddie was a little bubble suit pattern from Creations by Michie. She has a lot of cute patterns for baby girls and boys. This one also went together easily.
It was a lot of fun to sew up some girly things once again and I hope to be able to make her many more little dresses before she gets too big to want to wear something "home made."
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