Added Aug 21, 2010
Bury St. Edmunds...
This little outfit is a gift for the newest of my four nieces.
Having no concept on how big babies are at various points in their lives, I was told that this is actually too large for a newborn. Still, despite my somewhat limited knowledge, I do know that children grow. Hopefully she’ll enjoy when she’s big enough.
For the dress I used the magical Vivienne pattern and some fabric which was left over from a friend’s skirt. This was so professionally done and would have been really easy to make, had I stuck to it. Sadly, I didn’t have enough lining material so I could only line the top of the dress, which posed problems at the bottom of the arm holes.
For the hat, I used a brilliant tutorial on the Prudent Baby website. This hat was so easy to make that I did one with car’s on for my neighbour’s little boy too and it took all of five minutes. Rather than making the hat reversable, I lined it with scraps of the super-soft cotton left over from the dress.
Though I used fabric scraps, the lovely, happy bee fabric can be purchased here: http://www.superbuzzy.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=88_91&products_id=5534
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