21 May 2013

Maria's Itty Bitty Baby Dress


One of my bestest friends in the whole wide world recently had an ickle baba! So I just had to make a little something to welcome Maria Ines into the world. And it really is little. This is the Itty Bitty Baby Dress pattern from Made by Rae, made in some cotton I'm pretty sure I picked up at a stash swap once upon a time (thanks to whoever gave me this!), lined in... erm... polka dots and trimmed with polka dot bias binding. It's a super simple make, and one I'm sure I'll be making again as more of my friends catch the baby fever. Next time I think I'll make the straps a little longer, as once you tie them up they seem a little short. Perhaps I should have put a tape measure or coin in the photo like online fabric shops do to provide a sense of scale, but believe me when I say this really is itty bitty. It's just sooooo ickle and cuuuute! Eep!!!

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32 comments:

  1. That is adorable, love the polka dot lining.

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  2. I love this pattern, I made it as a dolls dress for my daughter a while ago.

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  3. really sweet I just made a bridesmaid dress for my 11 day old granddaughter - I need to make more outfits for them.

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  4. Adorable! I shouldn't worry about the strap length too much. I find little ones either get very annoyed by long shoulder ties or just suck them. On little babies they need to be fairly snug or the dress slides up and bunches under the chin. As long as they are long enough to make the bow and not make the dress dig in under the arms, they'll be fine. If anything, consider making the ties narrower so the knot is smaller and easier to tie.

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  5. Awwwwww! It's so cute words fail me! x

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  6. this is adorable! i love the hem.

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  7. This is too cute for words Tilly! I have two very good friends expecting baby girls this Aug, so I'll be making at least a couple...thanks for sharing the link to such an adorable little pattern!

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  8. OMG, I just realised which fabric this is and how small those flowers are! It really is itty bitty! Too cute. Perhaps you could draft a big girl's version too as it would make a very comfortable summer frock.

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  9. "See" cute! Since our first (and only) grandchild was born nearly two years ago I've been making itty bitties! I'm loving it! I took a few years off clothing construction and I'm realizing just how much I've been missing it since sewing for her!

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  10. This is super cute. I may make one for my 7 year old niece (Do they have larger sizes?). The contrasting prints add such a sense of whimsy! I love how you double layered the fabrics. It gives the dress such a clean and well finished effect. I do that with my own designs a lot of the time. I really enjoyed reading your adorable post.

    Thanks,
    Tiffany
    www.etsy.com/shop/CurvyTiffy

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  11. So pretty. Maybe add a pair of polka dot bloomers!

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  12. so cute! I've also made a few of these, always a hit :)

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  13. Tilly this is just so cute, love it! I bet the little one will look adorable, what a gorgeous gift. A great post as always.
    Lots of love
    Dorothy :-)xxxxx

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  14. Absolutely adorable..the colours, the patterns, everything!!

    Ila x

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  15. Really lovely, I love the tie shoulders and the beautiful labels!

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  16. It really is little, but perfectly formed :) hooray for another use for your favourite print!

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  17. Adorable! Aren't these fun to sew? Sort of like potato chips, you can't eat just one!

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  18. This is sooo sweet. I love the colors, the polka dots, and the trim! Now I can't wait till my friends get baby fever!!

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  19. ADORABLE. I can't even deal with how cute this is!

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  20. I hadn't seen this pattern, so I had to go and make one for my girl. There is a toddler version too! I linked to you from my post, as I first saw the pattern here. That baby dress is as sweet as can be! What a lovely gift!

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  22. This is such a sweet dress! I've been trying to look for inspiration online to sew a girly dress for my niece. :)
    Cheers, Ade (www.adesays.wordpress.com)

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  23. Tres cute Tilly, its just the inspiration I need to make something for friends' babies too.
    I see some little embroidery/stitchin on the bottom of the bias binding on the hem - what is that? Was it part of the binding or did you add it?

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  24. It's a super simple make, and one I'm sure I'll be making again as more of my friends catch the baby black floral dress.

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  25. With so many occasions, you can feel the need to get yourself something special to freshen up your dress collection. There are lots of options available to purchase beautiful dresses, you can also buy dresses online.

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  26. So I just rosewholesale.com dresses to make a little something to welcome Maria Ines into the world.

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  27. How cute? TOO CUTE!!! What a lucky little lady xx

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  28. Such a nice and adorable dress you welcomed for Maria. Good luck for your next attempt to form something new exceptional and unique baby dress.

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