Here are the promised shots of a baby wearing the dress I made at sewing school.
It was a tad short, so I added some ruffled bloomers using this pattern from MADE as a starting point.
The dress is fully lined with the contrast fabric used for the center front portion. Those polka dots make my heart go pitter patter.
I had to include the next picture. See Spider-Man's hand sneaking in to pat Eliza on the back? Between that and her intense concentration on watching videos of herself on my iPhone, this captures a typical moment around here perfectly.
Here are the stats:
Pattern: Ruby Ruffle Dress by The Cottage Mama
Size: 18 months
Time: 6 hours start to finish
Cost: Ryan says it's a thousand-dollar dress if you consider the registration fee, gas, food, hotel, and time off work. Whatever. I stayed at a Microtel for crying out loud.
Thoughts: This pattern goes together so easily, and not just because I had its designer there to answer any questions. The most time-consuming part for me was attaching the ruffles.
I'll tighten up the armholes and lengthen the next version I make. Maybe. I like the ruffled bloomers peeking out under the hem.
It goes without saying, I guess, but I'd definitely recommend this pattern.