I had been itching to sew a dress ever since my sewing machine and I became friends (which was shortly after we bonded over that pink puff quilt). Being that I’ve only just gotten comfortable with straight sewing and simple quilting, I really wasn’t sure I’d be any good at it. I was definitely waiting to sign up for a class before attempting anything so fancy!
But then I saw this pattern for Dew Drop Design’s Mixed-Up Dress during my internet travels and I threw caution to the wind. It was just so cute!
I ended up just using Dew Drop’s design for inspiration, after having issues adjusting the pattern to fit a two year old. The bodice was modified from a pattern from Candy Tots (I just needed the stitch count for sizing) and I used a tutorial from Gertie (as in Gertie’s New Blog For Better Sewing) to learn how to hem the circle skirt portion of the dress. The flower embellishment was crocheted using Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread and the tiniest hook I could find.
And Voila! My first little girl dress was completed and happily gifted to our friend’s daughter for her second birthday. From what her dad tells me, it was a big hit!
I’ll try and get around to posting the tutorial for my pattern sometime in the near future.
Happy Sewing Peeps!