Friday, August 7, 2009

New Look 6687 - Babies' Dress

I have a new niece, too. Of course, she needed me to sew something for her. I've had this pattern in my stash for awhile now. I really liked all the views and despite my annoyances with Big 4 patterns for kids, I thought I could make this work since it was so cute. I haven't gotten around to sewing it for my own daughter yet, but I will...

It does seem to be a good pattern. I made size large and it seems to be similar to RTW size 24 months. I compared it to a couple of my younger daughter's RTW dresses. We'll have to wait awhile for a fit eval, since the beautiful little girl is just over a month old.

A couple of years ago my aunt gave me this lovely cotton poplin. It is a border print and I used some of it to make a shirt for my older daughter. The collar, cuffs, and button band used the border.

There was still a good amount of it left and initially I had envisioned View C with all the ruffles out of the border print. But, when I laid it out, there wasn't enough of the border left for the ruffles. So, I used it for the ruffles around the arm and put the rest of the border print at the waist. Still pretty cute...

All baby dress patterns should include bloomers to cover up the diaper, but this one doesn't. So, I used the bloomers from Butterick 3782. Nothing special about this pattern - it was the first bloomer pattern that I came across in my baby pattern box.

Isn't it nice that there are so many different types of fabrics to work with? I had fun with the fleece and enjoyed not having to stop and get up to press things. But, then this poplin was great and pressed so beautifully that I really enjoyed that. Variety is a good thing.


  1. This is SO SO cute! I just love this fabric! For a long time I have wanted to learn to sew (beyond the *bit* I did in 6th grade!). I've been thinking of buying a machine, but there are just so many brands and options!!

    I have heard that Kenmore brand is good (but Singer is not...), but then I saw a good-looking Toyota brand one, too.