Lately, I have been devoting all of my creative energy to sewing things for my baby girl. Mostly, I've been sewing dresses. The first dress I made her was the cow print dress for Cow Appreciation Day, which I posted about earlier. I learned a lot when making that dress and I'm continuing to learn a lot with each dress I make.
The 2nd dress I've made is a pirate dress. Overall, I am pleased with the results. However, I shirred it on a narrow stitch and the end result was a wider dress. It works just fine because it ties at the top, but I'll know for next time to pay closer attention to my stitch width.
DISCLAIMER: These are the best pictures I have of her modeling the dress. She has had a bad virus for the past few days, so she's sick in all these pictures. Besides, it's just hard to get a 10 month old to model anytime!
The third dress I made is by favorite, by far. I picked this fabric up at Joann's when we were visiting family in Florida. I was all set to add ribbon ties to this dress as well, but the brown ribbon I had clashed with the brown in the dress. So, I whipped up these little straps. They aren't adjustable like the ribbon, but that's okay, because they fit her perfectly! There's a little elastic in them to add a ruffle-like look. I think I'll be making future straps like these because I really like how they look on my girl!