Turquoise baby dress

I have another baby shower coming up- for a baby girl.  I decided to try a technique I saw online that gives some texture to the fabric.  I did it wrong.  But, I liked the way my version looked, so I kept it.  I will try the technique again sometime, correctly.

ImageThe fabric is a cute floral that I got from my mom’s stash, so it’s very old.  Funny story.  I actually used this fabric as one of the main fabrics for a little boy’s birthday present last week (I made a superhero cape and mask).  I thought it was stars, not flowers.  Not the most masculine of fabrics to use for a little boy, but… oh way-ell!

ImageI made a series of pleats.  Ironed them all to one side.  Sewed them down.  Brought every other pleat together with a couple of small stitches right in the middle. 

ImageThen, I sewed it up, lining the bodice, adding some trim along the bottom,

Imageand a big button on the back.  Easy peasy.

ImageThe button is actually not functional.  I am weird about buttons for baby clothes.  I sewed it on the outside and then used a snap for the closure.  

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It’s a pretty simple, cute little dress.  I plan to make a diaper cover for it as well.  I thought I was making a size 0-3, but I think it’s more like a 3-6 month.  I tried it on my littlest (17 months at the end of the month) and it fit him just fine as a top.  So, I think it will work from about 3 months- 12 months or later, especially if it is used as a top as well as a dress.

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  1. Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this. My name is Donna Cuillard and I am also LDS and am working on the BRADY family – the descendants of Hugh Brady, born 1709 and his wife Hannah McCormick. They came to the Colonies in 1730 and settled in Cumberland County, PA. I am on the board for the Brady Family Association. We share our information freely with all descendants, send our a newsletter 3 times a year and hold reunions every three years. Just wondering if you are from that BRADY line, or are you possibly from Lindsay Anderson BRADY, born 1811, early LDS Convert and friend of the Prophet Joseph Smith? My children are descended on both lines, one from myself and one on their father’s line. I am happy to share information on either of these lines. You may contact me directly via e-mail at: dcuillard@aol.com or you may call me via my cell phone at (805) 341-7890. I live in Southern California. Thank you for posting the beautiful photos of your family! By the way, I have 7 children – 6 sons & 1 daughter, all grown now. I also have 17 grandchildren – 12 boys & 5 girls and one great grandson…. yes, boys just keep popping up in my family as well:)
    Thanks again,
    Donna

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