Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Baby Shower Dress

I told you I had made yet -another- Savannah Dress, they are just so easy you see.. If you're sewing for little girls, I can definitely recommend it!  This is my 5th time making it *cough*. I need to get out into the pattern world more.

Anyway, can I toot my own horn when I say I think this one is the best yet??! 

I gave this as part of a baby shower gift a few weeks ago. The baby shower was unlike anything I had been to before! WE knew the gender of the baby, and the new Mum walked in and found out what she was having when she saw us all in pink! Crazy huh!? The Dad managed to keep it a secret from her for about 10+ weeks! 

Along with some other goodies, I sewed this dress up for her little girl the night before (the fastest I've been able to make one)! 

I had been to a clothing swap that weekend and found a dress using this fabric, but the elastic had gone in the dress and I couldn't wear it, so I thought I would turn the skirt part of it into a wee girls dress! There was -just- enough to make it work! Thanks to who ever ditched the dress, I hope you like what I've done with it! :)

The hem of the dress had a pre-made ruffle in it which is an adorable detail on a little girls dress so I kept it in.

 And the wooden buttons and size labels (not pictured) I got from Pattern Postie. I love fun buttons and size tags are really helpful on handmade gifts!

I can't wait to see this little girl (arriving soon!) toddling around in the sunshine next summer with her dress on! 


When I'm giving clothes to a new mum I always give a Size 1 - I figure the little people are in them longer, and there always seems to be an abundance of baby clothes, but not much given for the bigger sizes. Do you have any rules you follow like that? Leave a comment and let me know! 


  1. It's way cute Sophie! Man you'll be able to make these in your sleep now! Love love the buttons - cute fun buttons are irresistible!

  2. So pretty! Totally agree re clothing sizes for baby showers - they are hardly in the little sizes for long. What a cool idea re the gender reveal!!

  3. Sophie this is a fabulous frock, and well done on the recycle of the frock. Love the buttons and yes, I often give a lager size of clothing item for showers/newborns.

  4. That is adorable! And I love that fabric, and upcycled to boot! You can totally toot your own horn, you have done a wonderful job with it :)


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