Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sewing: A Liberty-Like Dress for Scarlett

I thought we were going to have family pictures taken this week and my wardrobe plans were for Audrey and Scarlett to wear blue and cream knit/crochet dresses. I finished Audrey's but Scarlett's is knit and after casting on the 155 stitches to begin I realized it wasn't realistic to finish in a week. So I went hunting for a fabric to make a little dress for Scarlett, with blue and white in it, to match the white Matinee Jacket I knit for her, thinking that ensemble would go with Audrey's blue dress.

I didn't have very high expectations as I imagined the dress as an accessory really, but when I saw this fabric at Joann I fell in love! This is Robert Kaufmann Screen Print D# 6435 and I think it is the perfect diminutive print for a baby dress. It has a very silky feel and is a nice scale for a baby girl. I think it looks a bit like Liberty of London.
I made it up in this simple New Look 6237, combining the sleeveless bodice and gathered skirt from different views. I bought enough fabric to make a diaper cover too (I have been using New Look pattern 6842).

I can't believe how sweet it looks on Scarlett. It is the perfect little dress for her!

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