A Little Birdie told me….

Little Amelia, and her mommy, came to visits us, at the cottage, and I got the opportunity to try this little linen dress on her. It is still quite cool up here, so I was glad she had tights and a long sleeve that worked well under it. It still has plenty of room for her to grow over the summer.

Linen baby dress

I started out with Simplicity #3854. To give you an idea of size, Amelia is 9 months and weighs  18-19 pounds. She has just about out of 12 month clothes because of her height. I used the bodice, of the size medium, and then followed the side seams to draw it into an A-line dress, guessing at length and width. As with quilting, I never use a pattern as is… I added an invisible zipper and bound the neck and arms using bias I cut from a piece of Liberty of London fabric. It could have been slightly narrower across the front. I’m guessing she will still be wearing this into the fall.

DSC_2765Look at all those teeth. What a happy baby girl!

embroidery bird dress

 

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7 Responses to A Little Birdie told me….

  1. laflor5233 says:

    Cutie pie. I sew the same way, patterns are good, but sometimes I have my own ideas.

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  2. kris says:

    What a little cutie!

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  3. Pam says:

    Beautiful grand-baby! Very sweet dress.

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  4. What a cute dress … and ever cuter little girlie!

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  5. What an adorable dress! She looks so cute! Thank you for your nice comment about my feather quilt :)

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  6. Hello Lori,

    Amelia is such a little poppet, and the dress you have made for her is perfect – so practical, unique, and with room to grow. She looks gorgeous in it!

    And I always disobey patterns too.

    Love from England, Muv

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