Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Kate's Birthday Dress

This was my very first time to sew a real dress for one of my girls! I am so pleased with how quickly it came together and how it turned out. It's kinda sad that I had to put long sleeves and tights with it because it's still so cold here, but it will be really cute without a shirt this summer. I got this pattern from a thrift store back in highschool and I've been saving it for "someday". I was so happy to be able to finally use it. I cut out the pattern and fabric and then realized it didn't have the instructions. It was really easy to figure out though. Isn't this a cute pattern?

I'm NOT confident with my button hole or zipper abilities yet so I just left 2 straps to tie together at the shoulder.

I used a different pattern for the shoes this time. I like the other one MUCH better. So I'm gonna stick with that one for the future.

This felt cupcake and the ribbon that ties around the middle that says "my little cupcake" are scrapbooking embelishments from the $1.00 spot at JoAnn Fabrics. When Ella first came to the hospital when Kate was born she called her "baby Cake". It's kind of been our little family joke to call Kate "baby Cake". So the little birthday cupcake seemed fitting!


Meg Anne Tuttle said...

The pictures don't do it justice. It was so cute in person. Great job, Beth!

Matt & Nicki said...

I love that little dress-and it is perfect for her--very cute!