A friend of mine with a new baby girl has admired some of my creations for my own 2 girls that I had posted on my facebook. So I promised her that I would make something cute for her wee one. Yeah...that was 2 months ago!
I've made everything a bit big, so hopefully she hasn't outgrown them already!
I made this (and a few others) based on a tutorial found here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=162267.msg1642714#msg1642714
. I used some pre-shirred fabric I had left-over from some dresses I made for my girls. I'm not too happy with the results, but it was my first attempt at this technique. I stretched the fabric as I sewed because I thought it would allow it some give when a baby with a round belly put it on. But it just made things kind of bunch up. Hopefully it will look better on.
Next I found a couple of fat quarters that I fell in love with, and made this dress. I shirred the bodice with 1/4" elastic which I sewed directly to the backside of the fabric. That was also a new technique for me. Previously I have only shirred using the elastic thread in the bobbin. I used my serger to finish the edges with a rolled hem. And I added a ribbon trim with a bow and button.
Here are some matching bloomers I finally got right!! Confession - I went back to the fabric store 3 times to re-purchase the pink dot fat quarter...I made the bloomers by trial and error and had a little more error than I anticipated.
The best thing about this outfit is it will fit the baby now as a dress (about size 6 mos) and later she can wear it as a top (it fits my 3 1/2 year old perfectly as a top!)
Another skirt for a onesie. I didn't actually attach this one to the onesie, as I was not happy with my results the first time.
I made two layers of skirt and did a rolled hem again.
And finally, a third skirt/onesie combo. I did attach the skirt this time and didn't pull at the onesie as I did so, so no bunching. I really feel like the top of the onesie needs something...like an applique with the same fabric as the skirt...but alas I used my full fat quarter for the skirt. And I've never appliqued before and don't know if I want to try on something I'm giving as a gift. LOL
I sure wish I had a 4 - 6 month old handy to see how they look on!
C/C Welcome and appreciated!