I made this dress for Maddie. I LOVE the fabric. I first used this fabric in the apron I made my mom for Christmas and just loved it so much that I decided it would be perfect for this little girl dress. It’s pretty with roses but 100% cotton so it will be cool for summer and washable. I went back to the store to buy it and it was in the clearance pile so I bought a couple yards of it. What should I do with the rest make myself a shirt or a crochet hook case? I can’t decide.
Any way back to the dress. It was super fun sewing for a little girl and it went pretty well. I ran into one snag it was too tight in the bodice so either the pattern is off or she grew after I measured her. I cut into the seam and added a little piece of fabric on both sides that I cut “on the bias” to give it a little stretch and give. Hopefully it will fit her for a little while. When she tried it on so I could hem it she, of course wanted to see. So I lifted her down from the chair and she danced to the mirror where Hunter saw her and said with awe, “Maddie you look very pretty, like a princess.” I wanted to laugh, cry, and clap all at once, Honestly could they be any cuter? I think it’s the kind of dress she can just wear and play in but she could also wear it out and maybe even to church. I love how cool and breezy it looks. I want one to wear when it gets super hot.
And the best part is… I made a matching dress for her Bitty Baby!! I mean what little girl wouldn’t want to match her doll? I don’t have a picture of her doll in the dress because it was a birthday present for her but I was pretty happy with that too seeing as how I had to make it with out a pattern. If we’re keeping track sewing for a little girl is super super fun way more fun then sewing for a chubby me!