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!