May 20, 2010

Sweet Little Baby Dress in Blue

I may be getting a little ahead of myself but I couldn't resist making the Sweet Little Baby Dress by Leila and Ben for Norah. Never mind that she won't be able to wear it until next spring. Ahem.
So, this is where the dress is right now—with elastic-less sleeves. I really like it. It reminds me of the adorable Mexican dresses with all the gorgeous embroidery. Has anyone else made the dress this way?
Or, has anyone made the dress as a blouse? My six-year-old pointed out that it would be just perfect for her as a shirt and she's almost right (I could use one of the pattern's larger sizes, just shorten it).

I'm also planning to make bloomers to go with it out of some pretty, light blue fabric left over from a different dress project. I'll probably use the super cute Ruby's bloomers pattern from Weekend Sewing.

I love this pattern, and can see why it's one of the most popular in the shop. It's super easy, the instructions are clear and well-written, and the results are adorable. I'll have to make one for my older daughter (or the shirt she so cleverly suggested) so I can see how it looks on the child sometime before next year!

Happy sewing everyone!


Em said...

i love this pattern and i did make it for my niece as a tunic which she wears over jeans or leggings. it looks adorable like that too for older kids. darling fabric choice!

Mama Magpie said...

Thanks! It's Amy Butler's Memento from the Love Collection (

I'm definitely going to try that pattern as a tunic then - thanks for the encouragement!

Lisa said...

Yes, I just made this dress and loved it so much, I made one with elastic in the sleeves and one without for my 20 month old. It's super cute! I LOVE the fabric you used, I may have to pick some of that up. Awesome blog, by the way!

Mama Magpie said...

Thanks Lisa! :)

Dive Boracay said...

Your daughter seems to have wonderful ideas in her mind. She could just be like you soon. The fabric you have picked is gorgeous. Good job!