Start Small: Cute new dress

Great colors in action.

If you need a demonstration that some projects can be really quick, this is just it. Even though I already had read the directions and chosen fabric, that was the only work I had done on this project before today. I actually started this dress at 4:30 and got it done by 9:30. And that was with a break to make and eat dinner, as well as get a few loads of laundry started.

Sometimes a fabric just grabs me. I knew this needed to be a dress, and I am thrilled with the results.

At this point, I am also going to ignore the fact that the hem is not done and I still need to add buttons. According to the measurements, L needed a 3T dress. That seemed wrong, but I figured I would rather have it turn out too big than too small. So tomorrow (when she’s awake) I will try it on her to see about where I should set the hem. I will also dig out some good buttons that match the dress.

If you’ve never made clothing for a little girl, this is a great dress to start with. All the directions are easy to follow and it’s all made with 6 rectangle pieces. If you wanted to, you could even make the dress a bit longer and create a large hem. Then, as your kiddo gets taller, you can drop the hem to add length. Or, it could even be worn as a top over jeans. Can you tell I am in love with this pattern right now?

Now I am ramping up for getting my house in order and finally looking like a home. That means finishing painting and actually hanging art we have been collecting but stashing in a closet. Between that and wrapping up baby shower gifts, I am setting myself up to be busy. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Have a great week everyone!

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