I have been trying to resist the urge to make super cute girly baby dresses for months now. Somehow the recent arrival of some new babies and the onslaught of adorable baby projects that have been appearing in my news feed was enough to snap my resolve.
Before I knew it, I found myself at the cutting table at Fabricland with some trim and a couple of too cute fabrics in my arms.
An evening at home at the stack of fabric and trim had turned into this.
An Itty Bitty Baby dress by Rae. It's a free pattern that is available on her website. It is beyond cute!!
Fabricland didn't have any piping that I liked so I bought some bias binding and some cording and made my own.
I don't own a serger and I hate raw edges inside garments so I used French seams to piece this little dress together.
I also lined the upper section and finished the raw edge by top stiching the waisband from the right side. I know that tacking this down by hand would have done a better job but I was anxious to get it finished.
I already have the pieces cut for a matching bonnet. Since, really, what is a cute dress without a cute bonnet to match.