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« on: April 22, 2010 11:20:00 AM »

I just had my little girl four weeks ago. she is small even for a newborn and it is hard to find clothing to fit her. I didn't want to spend a huge amount of money on clothing that she will outgrow in a few weeks/months so I decided to make a few things for her.

the first one is a onsie that I attached a skirt too. I added a ribbon around the waist and then sewed a button in the waist line to help tie the whole thing together.

here is my little one wearing it.

with this one I was inspired by the posts of some of the other crafty crafters on here. where they would take a skirt for an older child and cut it down to make a dress for a toddler. well seeing as my little one is so small (she weighs less then 7 lbs. at a month) I didn't see as how I would be able to find a skirt to fit my needs. so I drafted up a pattern that would relay the same style. this is my first attempt at drafting a pattern and there are a lot of techical errors on the dress. but she isn't old enough to cretique yet so I'm not sweating the small stuff. OK enough words here she is in her dress.

what do yall think? cc is always helpful.
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2010 12:35:05 PM »

Adorable!  And the dresses aren't bad either  Cheesy

Great idea for making your own outfits.  I wish I would have known how to sew when my daughter was a baby.  She weighed just over 5 lbs at birth and still only weighed 15 lbs at a year old.  She was a shrimp!  Now, she is 'normal' in size, has finally caught up to the other kids her age, but it was so hard to find cute clothes that were small enough to fit her when she was little.  You're awesome for taking the time to make such cute things for your little one to enjoy!

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010 06:05:41 PM »

« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010 10:14:05 PM »

Abolutely adorable!! I really love the second dress.

I wish I knew how to sew when my girls were babies too. They were (are) tiny. Even preemie clothes were too big on them. I actually started sewing clothes for them because even now at nearly 3 they still don't fit into store bought clothes very well. They are in the 70-80th percentile for height and one isn't even on the chart for weight, the other is at the 7th percentile. So the comination of being that tall and that skinny just doesn't work. I'm soooo happy to not have to worry about finding clothes to fit that won't fall off them. There is such power and relief in being able to make clothes for them!!

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010 07:53:44 AM »

very,very cute, and the dresses too.  I laughed when I finished reading about the small baby.   I had to go to my oldest and borrow some of her big doll sleepers to fit mine. Although she was over 7 pounds, she was very tiny.  So for the first 1 1/2 years her wardrobe stayed the same.  Great job. Wink
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