Two new dresses were made for my Little Miss Maddie. I was testing out patterns for a sewing class my friend and I teach at our church, and I knew Maddie would make the perfect little model.
The first pattern is from Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing for Baby. The dress fits nicely but I wasn’t crazy about the construction. I changed the way I put it together and that made it a lot easier. I added a little ruffle collar, a la my Ruffle Top, and a few pink buttons for good measure.
The second dress is a free pattern from Heather Ross. You can find the tutorial for the Smocked Sundress here on Martha Stewart. This is the dress we ended up teaching at our class, and it went swimmingly! I used leftover fabric from my Gingham Top and left the hem raw to allow for it to fray.
They sure are sweet dresses! Though I’m completely convinced Maddie would look adorable in a paper bag!
Thanks to my sister for the BEAUTIFUL pictures! Don’t forget to check out her Etsy shop, Kissed By Kate, for adorable baby hats, rompers and more!