Stealing naptime moments here and there, or doing embroidery while I nurse, I’ve managed to make a couple more little dresses for my baby girl. This time I’ve included sweet details on each one to make them even more special.
The first one has a felt appliqué birdie, singing about love.
I need to wash and dry it in order to tighten up the shirring a bit – as is, it’s far too big for Anneliese. I also added a little ruffle onto the bottom of this one. Unfortunately, once I figured out my fancy ruffler foot, it broke (the part that hooks onto the machine fell off – I need to epoxy it back somehow). So this was made with a not-so-fancy “gathering foot” that doesn’t seem as good or precise. It’s fine though, I guess.
The second dress is made of two different fabrics, with embroidery to tie in the accent fabric.
See the little flowers on the sleeves?
I know the empire shirring makes this dress look ridiculously small, like a doll dress, but it is very elastic and not at all too small once my girl is inside it.
See? I hope she likes it!