Hello out there in bloggy land!
Today I'm showing you the little dress
and matching bib that I sewed for
Sophies new doll...who's name is
officially Dolly by the way:)
It's a cute little wrap around dress...
using only 2 fabrics and it could be reversible if you wanted to make it that way...but first...on to the bib.
I chose a yellow Sew Cherry print and the yellow Sew Cherry solid for the bib...I also used white flannel for the back of the bib.
I chose the red Sew Cherry gingham for the front of the dress and the red Sew Cherry daisies for the dress lining.
I used a really cute baby bib pattern by Amy at Lots of Pink Here...thanks Amy!
I copied it at only 33.3% to make it small enough for Dolly.
Click here to go visit Amy and her cute blog and also to download her free pattern!
I sewed the front of the bib together
and added some ric-rac...
Then I layed it face down on the flannel and sewed 1/8" around the edges.
I left an opening at the
bottom for turning...
And I cut out the flannel to match the
edges of the bib front.
I used a crochet hook to help me get smooth seams after I turned it...
And a pin to help me turn under the
small seam allowances from the opening
for pressing under.
The pin really helped because the bib is tiny!
I topstitched the edges and at the same time I sewed the opening closed.
I added velcro...
And the bib was complete!
So now for the dress:)
I downloaded a free template from
Click here to check it out...
it's a fun blog to visit!
I used my same method of tracing the pattern onto the wrong side of the fabric...
pinned 2 fabrics with right sides together
and stitched on the line.
I left an opening...turned...and topstitched.
I sewed velcro onto the strap ends for the closures so that Sophie would be able to undo and do them up herself...but I added buttons over the top for extra cuteness:)
This little dress was so fun and easy...
not to mention fast...
that I could have easily sewn 5-6 more if I hadn't run out of time!
I'm sure I will sew a few more after my little re-do of the cottage is complete:)
Isn't Dolly a cutie in red?
And look how cute the little yellow gingham diaper looks with it:)
Now Dolly has a new outfit and she also has a new diaper bag...I will show that next!!!
Have a quilty kind of day my friends:)