Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Look 6687 - White Babies' Dress

Okay, who puts their 18-month-old in white clothes? But when she looks as cute as this, how can I not?

This white cotton was leftover from a shirt I made a couple of years ago, the pattern was $.99 and the buttons and trim were leftover from other projects. So, even if she only wears it once or twice before it is riddled with stains it's no big loss.

I made the size large, but left it at the NB (newborn) length. I wanted this to be more like a top than a dress. I had thought I would shorten it more, but with all the fullness from the gathers (and the big round belly underneath), it stuck out kind of funny.

The armhole binding/shoulder straps worked out pretty well. The pattern piece was just the right length and the markings were good. I like the cross-over front and the eyelet trim.

I changed the back to close with buttons rather than a zipper. There are three buttons on the bodice part and none on the skirt.

The shorts are from Simplicity 5316. The pattern doesn't include shorts - I just cut off the pants pattern. I wouldn't really recommend this pattern. The crotch isn't deep enough for a baby in a diaper to sit. But, it will work for now. The fabric was from a thrift store - less than 1 yard to start with.

I love having little girls to sew for!


  1. Very cute! I love the eyelet trim on the white dress....and don't forget, the beauty of white is that is can be bleached! Your dd looks adorable in her new clothes!

  2. She is so cute in her new outfit!!! Hanging it out to dry in the sunshine will bleach out stains too (I'm old enough to have used cloth diapers with my little 27 year old girl!!!)

  3. That is such a cute outfit and such a cute baby!!!