Sunday, June 10, 2012

A little nautical dress


This little outfit is for my niece who is turning 1 soon. Her mother (aka my sister) is a huge fan of anchors so when I found anchor fabric (Dear Stella) I knew I had to make something for her. I had seen these cute little cross back dresses in the past so I went on the hunt for a pattern. I found McCalls M535 and it was perfect (and I think it was only $3).

However, as anyone who has made clothing knows, you should always order the fabric after finding your pattern. I didn't have enough anchor fabric to make the whole thing!!  First up I made the dress in anchors and used some leftover white lining fabric I had from my own top instead of lining it with Anchors.


The back is the best part....



Or maybe the adorable buttons??


So then I found some cute polka dot fabric that went with it and I made some bloomers. I must admit, I've never been good at bottoms of any kind. Even pajama bottoms baffle me. I don't know what it is. So I'm hoping these fit. At least she can put on solid white bloomers if these don't work.


Then I realized I had a ton of polka dot fabric left so I made another top!


Check it out, more adorable buttons. These are a coral color.



And I had just enough anchor fabric to make the little hat.




I think it's all totally adorable, I hope my sister likes it too. And more than anything, I hope it fits my niece! She's a Florida baby so I know she'll get a lot of use out of these little dresses.

I'm linking to Ellison Lane's Summer Sewing Contest.


14 comments:

**nicke... said...

that is so cute and i bet she loves them so much! you did so great also, they look store bought.

Lee said...

Eeek! Sooooo cute, Becky!

Melanie said...

These are amazing! I'm sure mommy and daughter will love them!

Karamat said...

So cute!!

I had the Butterick version of that pattern & probably made two dozen of them over the years for my daughter.

Katie B. said...

This is stinkin adorable!

Katy Cameron said...

Very cute, and love the wee details

Tamie said...

How cute. What a very lucky niece.

Heidi Staples said...

These are SO darling!! Love them!

Miss M! said...

Those are SO STINKING CUTE! I love the added details of the buttons and hat and bloomers.

Jessica said...

So so so so adorable! Love the little anchors, and those buttons are just adorable!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

Those are darling! My mom used to dress us in dresses just like these. :)

Julie said...

Oh my goodness this is so adorable! I struggle sewing 3D objects, I'm much better with quilts. I especially love the little hat!

Jacey said...

Really well done. The little bloomers are just too much!

felicity said...

Completely adorable!! Every single piece!

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