It seems like everyone is having babies right now! It’s great! My favorite things to sew are kids clothes- especially for other people. Mid week I found out about a baby shower happening Saturday evening for a mommy friend. She has a young son and new baby is a girl! 🙂 I couldn’t think about the gift too much because I didn’t have much time, so I went with another crocheted sweater and dress.
The dress: It is the adorable Geranium Dress by Made by Rae. I didn’t use quite as much fabric for the skirt as the pattern calls for. I omitted the pockets. And I added a contrasting band between the bodice and skirt. Otherwise, I followed the pattern pretty closely.
The plan was to make a matching diaper cover using the lining fabric, but I didn’t get to that. I got it all cut out, though, so I will probably finish it and give it to her later.
I sewed buttons onto the back for aesthetics, but I used snaps for the closure.
I used the same pattern that I used before, but I made a few little tweaks. I, again, kept the sleeves short and added a scallop around the edges. On the front edges, though, I added a row of dc stitches before the scallop, so that I could fold over to button. I shortened the bodice to just 7 rows of bobble stitches. I think that looks better with this fuller skirt dress. And, I used 3 buttons, the same as for the dress.
I’m sure there will be many more of these sweaters and dressed in the future. I love the finished product!
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