For the past few months, I’ve been collecting patterns and fabric that would be suitable for baby girl dresses. Today was the day to let the sewing begin!
I started off with three small cuts of coordinating fabric and one New Look pattern.
These fabrics are 100% cotton coordinates from Riley Blake. I had one yard of the dark pink floral, but just one quarter yard of each of the other two. I had to do some real maneuvering to get all of the pieces out of those quarter yard cuts even though I was making the dress in the newborn size.
The pattern I chose was New Look 6793. I paid $2.49 for the pattern. When I buy an expensive pattern, I always trace the smaller sizes onto tissue paper. I didn’t do that this time.
This pattern was very quick and easy to put together. I’m sure that without the applique and some piecing that I had to do because I didn’t have enough fabric, I could have completed the sundress in under an hour. This took me just over two hours to complete.
The flower applique pattern was included in the pattern. I like the way the shape of the applique matches the shape of some of the flowers in the fabric.
I am fairly certain that I will be doing more applique in the next few years, so I will have to continue to brush up on my techniques.
Overall, I’m very pleased with this little sundress. I hope Aaliyah likes it!