Saturday, November 8, 2008

For Cadence Elizabeth


I've been wanting to try something new, so when an online friend of mine, Katie, became a new grandma...well, time for a baby dress, right? Oh, this was so much fun to make--everything is so small, it was done in no time! I was originally going to use skull or tattoo fabric or something like that, because Katie's daughter likes things that are different, but then I remembered this fabric. I thought it would be perfect for a grandma who celebrates Yule! While I was digging around trying to find it, I was hoping hoping hoping there would be enough for the dress, because it was just a remnant I dug out from underneath a table at the fabric store.
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Yep! There was plenty. Even enough to center the moon on the back facing!

Just a note about the buttons...I was fretting about them a little. I knew they'd need to be sewn on well, so I specifically chose four-hole buttons, and then I sewed them on in two steps--one set of holes, then the other. So, even if one thread breaks, there will be another to hold the button securely until it can be fixed.

Now I just hope it fits! I did make it a little larger so she can throw a turtleneck or tee underneath. --crossing fingers--

9 comments:

Miz Cricket said...

It's lovely!! This fabric is the first thing I've seen that's made me excited about winter coming on. What pattern did you use? I have need of making baby dresses soon and I love the simplicity of this one.

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely adorable!
Penny

Katie said...

This came out so great! I'm planning on making a dress just like this for my niece - what pattern did you use? I love it!

Darling Petunia said...

Yeah, it might've been a good idea to give the pattern number! It's New Look 6576. I just wanted something really, really basic...and boy is it ever!

Jesica said...

ok - really!

You're killing me, here. All those times you offered to make me something and I politely turned you down .... I regret that now. LOL

This is stinkin' adorable!! And I want a (plus size) apron!! And Jayla's birthday is Wed! (just in case you needed to know that. ::giggle::

Trina said...

SO adorable! I love this fabric!

angelia729 said...

my mom made savanah a similar dress when she was little (actually made quite a few of them) they crossed the straps in the back though.
cute !!

Columbia Lily said...

so cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with stash busting....! cheers from the UK, Lynda