Monday, February 20, 2012

Adelyn's Dress

Maggie's speech therapist is having her first little baby.  We are so excited for her!  Her therapist is just the sweetest and has helped Maggie progress in her speech so much.  We wanted to do something special for her and her baby girl, Adelyn (Add-uh-Lynn) .  Isn't that such a beautiful name!?!

I made her this little peasant style dress from a nice thick white cotton.  It is seriously one of my favorite dresses that I've made.  I only wish my pictures could show you it's full sweetness.

The neck and arms have elastic.  I created a matching hair bow from the scraps of fabric and ric rac.

This is what makes it my favorite though - the light teal ric rack and the pink hand embroidered name.  I haven't done any embroidery in a LONG time.  It was really so easy.  I don't know what has been holding me back.  I simply wrote her name in pencil and traced the marks with my needle and thread.

I think what makes this my favorite though was that I took the time to create French seams.  It makes for such a beautiful inside and steps up the quality of the dress by about a million notches. I was so glad I did this step it made it feel more boutique as opposed to just handmade.

As cute as this little dress is, I know it is nothing in comparison to how cute that sweet baby will be!

Anyone ever used French seams?  Interested in learning how?  Just speak up and I'd be happy to create a tutorial.  Well, I'm off to sew some more!


  1. that is sooooooooooooo cute, alicia! You are one creative gal, fo sho!!!!!!! LOVE the dress, and the stiching. Whenever I have a girl, I'll be sure to let you know so you can make me one just like it!!!!!! ha ha

  2. ohhhh, that is adorable! I love her name on in and the white cotton fabric, just lovely!

  3. This is so sweet!!! The ric rac and the embroidery just make the dress. Great idea to use French seams.. finishes it off professionally. I would love for you to share this at our ongoing themed linky that's just for Girls' Dresses..

  4. Don't you just love these blog hops where we get to find and meet new blog friends? Glad I found you. I'm a new follower and I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected. Don't forget to get the new Linky tool since GFC is going away. Lori

  5. Oh my goodness, this is absolute perfection. The rickrack is just stunning. Stopping over via the blog hop! So nice to meet you!I'm a new follower :)


  6. I love the hand embroidery at the bottom. Very cute! I'm a sewer lover and found you over at the grow you blog hop and I'm your newest follower.
    I'd love for you to come check me out and follow back however you'd like :-)
    take care,

  7. Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}!

  8. Lovely dress! French seams are all I've ever done, I learned from the beginning a garment should be able to be worn inside out... nice on the inside, too.

  9. Nice post dear
    Good blog
    I am following your blog with GFC
    Now follow back my blog with GFC too

  10. Awww I agree with Jessica- the embroidery is precious. I love babies in white. :)


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