Inspired by an australian pattern, I decided to make a similiar dress with my own touches. I am not too fond of putting zippers in baby clothing. I am sort of an old-fashion heirloom sewist. A zipper pull on a baby’s skin just does not sit too well with me, and honestly I don’t remember any clothing for Olivia that had zippers. Anyways, I am not fond of the idea, so I adapted a favorite pattern of mine to include small petite buttons as a closure in the back of the dress. I also got to take my time, and implement several other techniques that I learned in classes years ago . I made sure to reinforce the neckline with some understitching to keep the ruffles from standing up. I implemented a 3 inch hem and no topstitching along the hemline. All kinds of goodies. The dress you see above is a size 12mos. and it is ready-to-ship. I will be working on another dress soon for Olivia to model, but with the current weather situation, it may be awhile until she can get outside to model. We have a HARD FREEZE warning for the next four days in Florida. Can you believe that? In the meantime, I hope this will d0. I have also made it a goal of mine to offer more baby items this year. I find that since Olivia has grown up, I am having a harder time attracting customers for the smaller sizes. Let’s see if this will work.
The dress also comes in a pink print . Lovely isn’t it. I will be offering this dress as well as soon as things get back to normal around here. I am so very happy to be sending the entire family out the door tomorrow morning. I miss our routines, and my quiet time. LOL.
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