Before I send this off in the mail, I just had to take some pics...a friend of mine requested that I make a dress for their family's soon-to-be new arrival:
Made By Rae. I love this pattern! It took almost no time at all to sew. I think this may be my newest go-to baby girl gift - I mean, is it not precious? Along with a diaper cover - I used the tutorial over at MADE. Super-easy and quick to sew as well. This would be a GREAT beginner project, if anyone is looking to get their feet wet with sewing!
I tried to make it about 3-6 month size. It looks tiny to me, but I always forget how tiny babies are until I see a newborn. (Then I get the fever! Then DH brings me back into reality. Then I sigh and move on.)
Anyway, I lined the top of the dress with an old (washed!) t-shirt, so it'll be nice and soft. I could never stand to put anything scratchy on my kids. The bottom is finished with bias tape - I love that because I feel it's less hassle than hemming the whole thing. Plus, it's cute. :) The fabric is just basic red-tag clearance from Jo-Ann's; I think I paid like $2 a yard for it. Some close-ups:
I have another friend who just had a little girl - they didn't know what they were having until she was born, so I didn't know what to make in advance as a gift. I think another one of these will be perfect.