Friday, June 26, 2009

New Threads for Baby Doll

I think Baby Doll will look SO SWEET in her new dress... if I can only get her in it... she's going through her naked phase (thankfully she still keeps her diaper on MOST of the time). Really, who can blame her? It hits 100 here most days. This would be a much bigger problem in January!

The pattern is Simplicity 3508. I have made it once before and decided to modify it slightly this go 'round. I shortened it a little and added a ruffle to the bottom.

I tatted my own lace for the collar.

And I made my own bias tape.

All in all, making the dress was the easy part, getting it on a clothes-resistant squirmer will be the REAL challenge!

UPDATE!!! June 27
Baby Doll was EAGER to put her dress on this morning and has worn it ALL DAY LONG! I see more mommy clothes in her future...


Martha said...

She obviously has good taste! Such a cute little dress, and of course the tatting adds just the perfect touch. I love everything about it.

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you Martha!
I am happy with it and even happier that she likes it. She also put it through the rather rigorous stress test of eating yogurt in it, and it passed! Washed up nicely.
Thanks for dropping by,

TattingChic said...

That is a very cute dress! I love how you added the tatting right on the bias seam! Very, very cute! I hope we get to see more tatting from you in the future, too! :)

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you Tatting Chic!
I'm trying to figure out what I want to try tat-wise next. I was so happy that the lace worked well on this dress and want to try more edgings for future projects. I also want to give doilies a go - I keep thinking how cute three or so different doilies would look bouncing along the bottom of a skirt like bubbles.

Allison said...

We know the naked phase well. :) cute cute dress, love that vintage repo fabric. Thanks for stopping by and linking! -Allison