The most inconsistent poster is back and graduated so I’ve been sewing up a storm. All the things I had on my list to do for 2 years or more.
Here is a little baby dress “Easy Empire Waist Top” I made for a friend a while back for her new baby. I got the pattern from Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones. OK I like the book but there are a number of errors and missing diagrams which make the book hard to use. In general this was a frustrating little dress to make as it was my first baby outfit I made. If I was to make this dress again I would not make the sleeves the way the pattern calls for but instead make simple sleeves.
A close up of the little bow in front.
The book did not have a view of the back of the dress this was frustrating for me. I decided not to simply sew the elastic inside the dress without a covering over the elastic. Why because the elastic might rub the tender baby skin and cause irritation. I created a tube of fabric that I put the elastic in the sewed the tube to the inside of the baby dress.
Here is a Robot block I made after seeing this robot quilt. I was pleased with my version but it is still sitting around as you see it below.