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Little Cecelia

Added Oct 6, 2009

by hellagabrielle

Buffalo, New Yor...






I made this for my niece. This was my first foray into children’s clothing. I used BurdaStyle’s Sophia in 3T. Pretty straight-forward. The only alteration I made was flipping around the sleeve pattern and making a gathered cap sleeve.
The dress is fully lined, and hemmed with black bias binding on the hem and sleeves. Loop and button closure in the back. It’s pretty easy to go crazy with nice finishings when the garment you’re working with is so small.

The best part of this has to be the fabric. I loaded up the last time I was at IKEA on all the Cecelia series fabrics (I’ve seen a lot of people with the black and white birds, which I also have). I think kids clothing can be so cutesy, but I think this turned out fairly modern, while still being appropriately girly.

I plan to make a matching dress in 18mo for my other niece. I know, cute overload.

Material Notes

IKEA Cecelia fabric, cotton bias binding




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    May 20, 2013, 03.43 PMby hlm0401

    Great fabric placement. Perfect little girls blouse.

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    Jun 9, 2011, 08.23 PMby tamezdc

    very cute!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 05.09 PMby inlovewithcreating

    Lovely,this has inspired me to make a little girls dress

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    Dec 21, 2009, 04.47 AMby marloncosta

    just beautiful! Baby clouth is so much fun to make! Great print on the fabric by the way!

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    Dec 8, 2009, 10.29 PMby bttn

    Very cute and I love this fabric too.

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    Oct 20, 2009, 03.50 PMby sewneenee

    Great dress and of course love the fabric choice…I was just looking at that fabric yesterday planning my next trip to IKEA> Great work!!

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    Oct 13, 2009, 01.29 PMby wonderland1

    sweet :)

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    Oct 6, 2009, 06.19 PMby kosmika

    Grat fabric chiuce|! and i love how you placed it on the fron, it draws a beautiful line from the hem :)

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    Oct 6, 2009, 11.32 AMby miss-g

    First glance I thought there was a flap on the front of the dress, then I realised it was the fabric. The black bias binding ties in really well with the fabric. I love IKEA fabric.

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    Oct 6, 2009, 08.33 AMby strickmeise

    Lovely fabric, very cute!

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    Oct 6, 2009, 07.59 AMby djoule

    Love it, looks really cute :)

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    Oct 6, 2009, 07.18 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Cute cut cute! I agree, the fabric is a bit grown up/modern but still girly, great job, the piping is great too, good choice. And how cool is Ikea fabric? I am making skirt out of one of their heaver weight fabrics, I can already tell I’m going to love it and it’s still just in pieces!

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    Oct 6, 2009, 05.30 AMby mixedchick

    soo cute! great fabric pic. the piping looks really good as well.

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    Oct 6, 2009, 03.58 AMby smallone

    its very lovely. and the fabric works really well sort of over sized print in this size, love the black edging really makes it. I keep seeing lovely uses of IKEA fabric on Burda Style … i normally just walk right past fabric so must stop and check it out next time I’m there.

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    Oct 6, 2009, 02.22 AMby alazycalm

    Too cute for words. Lovely work.

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