My little girl will be about a month old for Easter this year, so I thought I'd plan ahead and get a little dress ready.
I found the butterfly cotton print at Walmart for $1.50/yard.
The tangerine eyelet was a scrap from a dress I made back in 2006.
Rome was amazing, except the day we dedicated to the Vatican and I crapped my pants.
But back to this little easter dress using my Rome dress scraps.
This was really easy, just a big tube for the skirt. I sewed the layers together in one big rectangle, then had one seam for the back.
For the bodice, I cut it really wide, then shirred it up using the elastic thread in my bobbin and rows 1/4" apart.
The sleeves create the shoulder, like a baseball tee. Then to cinch the neck all together, I made a casing with a 2" strip of tangerine cut on the bias and laced 1/4" elastic through.
So far I have this satin flower headband to coordinate and I've thought about making some baby shoes out of the scraps to match.