The Itty Bitty Baby Dress by Rae
Today I made Rae’s (from Made by Rae) Itty Bitty Baby Dress for R – it was really straight forward and so much fun! She links to an enlargement patter
n for a 3T size since hers is for newborns, and I used that. Given that R is only 2 1/2 and she is SUPER skinny, I spent some time re-working the pattern in a way that I thought would fit her better, given that she has her dad’s physical makeup (thank goodness!): tall and lean. So after about an hour of cutting the pattern, reworking the pattern, and then cutting the fabric, I sewed for about 2.25 hours, and I was done! It was so great! It would have of course taken longer if I was doing it while R was with me…but she was in school today. It was pretty funny because she helped me pick the fabric from my stash last night, so I knew she would like it.
After a lot of protests, I finally got her to put on the dress (correction: I got her undressed for her bath and then slipped the dress over her head before she was the wiser =) and she seemed to have a lot of fun running around in it! In fact, after we finally did give her a bath, she started crying because she wanted to put on the dress instead of her PJs!
So any recommendations after using the pattern? Only that if you have a skinny child like mine, there is a LOT of room in the enlargement to remove in order to make it fit better. So just take some centimeters off the sides, a little bit off the bottom and you can shorten the sleeves a bit – and you’re good to go!
I am super excited to try out other dresses and non-clothing items for her!!