I have my next sewing project planned which is to make a dress for my niece who is almost 12 months. She won’t wear it for another 6 months or so as she lives in the Northern Hemisphere. Tonight I assembled the things I will use and I hope to do it on the weekend.
Here is the fabric and buttons I will use. The floral print fabric was given to me recently from my friend whose mother who no longer sews. The plain blue came from my mother-in-law’s stash of fabric. The buttons are ones that I found at the op shop. Priced at 5c each I buy buttons if I see ones that I think will be suitable for my sewing – particularly on children’s clothes.
The pattern I am going to use is from an Enid Gilchrist book that my mother gave me. The books are mostly over 50 years old. I have about 6 of her books and although some of the clothes are a little dated there are lots of good basic designs.
I have made dresses several times using this pattern. This first time was for my sister when I was only 10 years old. I have made dresses for my daughters and more recently, my granddaughters, from this pattern.
This is Belle, aged 12 months in a dress from the pattern.
Here is one I made for Miss O. She wore it on her first birthday.
Even a version for Christmas.