Monday, May 30, 2011

Sewing for Miss Audrey

Since I made a dress for Elena for her flower girl gig, I decided to make Miss Audrey an outfit.  I had a pattern that I thought was not used, so I sorted through some fabric and had Liz pick out the fabric she liked from my stash. 

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Once I got the pattern opened, I realized it had been used to make a extra small dress and bloomers instead of the medium or large size that Audrey needed. I had used the pattern to make Elena a flower girl dress when she was six weeks old.

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So, I thought, piece of cake, I can just whiz through and add an extra 1/2 inch here and 1/4 inch there.  Well, as you can see, it didn’t work out so great!  It’s cute but it is huge!  So now I am going to add some elastic to the back of the waist to try to snug it up a bit. 

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I love the little bloomers that go with it!  They hit her about knee level and Audrey’s chunky little legs are so cute!

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I spent very little on this dress and bloomers…had the fabric in my stash, I bought the polka dot ribbon at Wal-Mart for a few dollars, and that was it!  The elastic I used was recycled from an almost new sheet that got destroyed in the washer.

I know one thing…this kiddo is a lot harder to photograph because she is always on the move!!  Most pictures were a blur!

I am linking to these great parties

Ellen

14 comments:

Delilah said...

that is sew cute..how fun to be able to sew for your little daughter!

Kimberlee said...

She is 'sew' cute! I love the color of the fabric you used. Visiting from Show and Tell Wednesday.
~Kimberlee
{Accuquilt Giveaway} 

KooKooCraft said...

Cute dress!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

How cute! That little baby is just adorable!

PuppyFly Boutique said...

Thats lovely. I'm still a bit of a sewing nightmare - so I'm very jealous! Anna

Rachel said...

That is cute! I really like the ribbon trim. I hate it when the sizing doesn't work out.

My grandma taught me to always cut out the largest size and then fold down the pattern to the size you want to use. It works pretty well, not that it helps on an older pattern.

Michelle said...

So cute!! I would love if you could link this up to my Delicately Constructed Friday!! Thanks so much!
Have a great weekend!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Kristen @ Who's Watching the Baby? said...

Aw,adorable! The color looks sweet on her, and I wouldn't sweat the sizing too much - she's not getting any smaller, and she doesn't seem to mind! ;)

loreen said...

Very Cute. Both the baby and the dress. Hope you visit me http://loreen-kniftyknits.blogspot.com/. Have a great weekend.

Loreen

Jenny B. said...

That is so cute! I love how the bloomers are knee length.

Jill said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous dress and bloomers!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

AmieAnn said...

This is sooo stinkin adorable as is your little model! Love the color, the polka dots and of course the little bloomers! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Chef in Training said...

this is SO cute! I love the color and how fun it is! I found your blog through a link party and i LOVE it! I love making new blog friends! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Meg said...

Adorable! I love the bloomers!!!