Saturday, 24 September 2011

Summer Outfit For Baby


I just finished a cute little dress with matching bloomers for my little baby girl.
I chose this cute summer spotted anglaise fabric and teamed it with a lightweight pink linen.

I used this New Look 6903 pattern.

I have made the romper before but decided to make the dress this time.
I made the Medium which suits 8-9.5kgs (18-21lb) I really don't like patterns that have weight measurements. I would rather them have 000, 00, 0 etc because I know what size my baby wears.

Anyway the dress is really big on my girl. Luckily I still have 2 months before Summer and then 3 months of Summer so I am sure she will fit it by then :-)

The dress has a ruffle at bottom which is supposed to be doubled over. I tried it this way but I had a suspicion it would be too thick, being made from linen, so I cut it in half and hemmed the bottom. This solved that problem.

I finished the dress with some cute loveheart buttons.

I put in a casing for some elastic just above the cuff on the pants to create more of a bloomer than shorts.
I think they look cute this way.

I had some labels made up from World Wide Label on Etsy. They are the cheapest I have found for this style of label. I am very happy with the result.

I chose black writing on a grey background so I could use it for boys, girls and adult items. I just sew it on with a thread that matches the item I am sewing it onto. This gives each label a different look and suits each item.

Now I just have to wait for summer so my little girl can wear it :-)


  1. Lovely little outfit. Putting the elastic in the pants finished them off nicely. Great colours!

  2. They have turned out great - I love the polka dot fabric!

  3. Awww,,, so pretty! Thanks for the link for the labels, I've been searching around for a while, I think I'll use these ones too!

  4. these bloomers are super cute! Isn't sewing for the little ones so much fun! I'll be waiting till mine is at least 2, he's growing so quick! Thanks for linking up to Eat, Grow, Sew!

  5. What a lovely girls outfit... shame the summer here is now gone. I have not heard of this pattern company but will look them up on the Internet.

  6. Very cute, love the polka dots!!

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