Friday, 13 September 2013

The cutest thing I have sewn

A little while ago a friend had a little girl which meant only thing - sewing for tiny people!

Seaside Sailor Dress front

I spent a long time browsing patterns and finally settled on the Seaside Sailor Dress by tie dye Diva patterns. I just couldn't resist the collar!

Seaside Sailor Dress collar

My stash provided the perfect fabric. I had some left over pink cotton with pink and white swirls made of dots. I paired it with a thick white cotton for the collar. The trim is made by using a decorative stitch on my machine. Simple white buttons are the finishing touch. 

Seaside Sailor Dress front details

Being so small it didn't take long to sew, probably 90 minutes. I started it late one night and finished it the following day. Thankfully my sewing machine did the buttonholes perfectly this time. The longest part was ensuring the gathering of the skirt was even all the way round. All of the seams are enclosed and stitched down securely. 


Seaside Sailor Dress back

I would definitely use this pattern again should any more of my friends have little girls...

16 comments:

  1. That is too cute - and I'd love one in an adult size :)

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    1. It would be amazing as an adult dress!

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  2. What a sweet little dress! I'm sure your friend will adore it :) I may just have to hunt down this pattern - my sister just had a baby girl :)

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    1. Thanks, it has been a hit! But it will be a while before her girl can wear it as I went up a size.

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  3. Gah! So cute! Tiny little sailor collar - love!

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    1. My favourite part of it! The collar was the reason I passed on other very sweet patterns.

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  4. Oh, sweet! I agree, sewing for tiny people is wonderful fun. Unfortunately mine are at the age now where they will no longer be seen in anything I have sewed for them, so I'm back to making stuff for me :-)

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  5. Absolutely adorable! I've only made a couple of tiny girl dresses but they are indeed so satisfying to whip up. Such a wonderful gift :-)

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    1. Thank you, I really want to sew some more of them!

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  6. The dress is really lovely! I wish I had any friends with little kids (or better girls) because of all the cute patterns out there. And then I could also use all these lovely quilting cottons, swoon.

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    1. Oh yes, quilting cotton for these patterns are wonderful. Luckily I had some in my stash otherwise I would have been stuck in the fabric shop for hours!

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  7. This is so sweet! There's been many a time I've wished I had daughters to sew for - the little dress patterns are too cute. Great job!

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