Baby Olivia Dress

Added Sep 10, 2012

by Julia Morley

Pittsburgh, Penn...

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Last week my boyfriend became an uncle for the very first time to a little girl called Olivia. I’ve never had an excuse to sew baby clothes before so naturally, I was thrilled!

I made her a few dresses, but this one is my favorite – made from a beautiful pink fabric (it might be silk) pulled from my mother’s 25-year-old stash (more on that find later on my blog). The embroidery is back stitch and was done by hand using a font I printed on stabilizing paper.

It was my first time using stabilizing paper as the design template for embroidery and it was amazing! No more trying to chalk designs onto fabric or any business like that – I’m going to start adding embroidery to everything I own!

The pattern was McCall’s M6015, which was a pretty good pattern. I cut it to the 3 month size but I’m pretty sure it’s bigger than that (which would be consistent with the way McCall’s and Simplicity sizes run…). Then again, I also have no idea how babies are shaped/sized so I don’t really have room to judge. But it went together easily, instructions made sense, and the only modification I made was that I did not line the skirt.

Material Notes

?pink stuff

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Children
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Blends

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    Sep 10, 2012, 10.18 AMby Mary Athey

    this is a gorgeous dress! the.embroidays a lovely touch xx

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    Sep 10, 2012, 12.28 AMby schnui

    So sweet Julia.

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