I was going through my pattern collection looking for baby stuff and I came across this little gem.
Methinks this was my Gramma’s, it’s got a copyright of 1970 and most of the pieces were cut out, indicating they’ve been used before. I love the thought of my Gramma lovingly making her babies clothes. And the fact that I get to use the very same pattern to make my baby something is just heartwarming to me.
I have found that little baby dressed require such a small amount of fabric! I went through all my scraps from over the years and, much to my excitement, found a whole bunch of possibilities. So many, in fact, that I ran out of patterns.
So I made two of the same dress out of different fabrics.
And I’m so so glad I did because the look completely different!
The first one was made with scraps from a maternity dress I made with my first baby.
Please disregard the large amounts of baby going on here. I was 8 months pregnant.
Also please disregard the large amounts of weird faces I’m making.
**Note to self: Start looking normal for pictures.
So the moral of the story here is the dress is made out of a beautiful linen. And I had JUST enough to make this:
The pictures don’t do it justice in my opinion. You should see it in real life.
And know what else? I think I see a pair of ruffle butt panties in it’s future…
The other one was made from the scraps of another dress I made myself back in 2007 for a friend’s wedding. I don’t have any pictures of me in said dress, which is a shame because I think it’s darling. But here’s the fabric
And, again, I had barely enough to make Baby Girl this:
It’s probably my favorite. It’s just so yummy! I can’t even handle it!
And so the moral of the story here is always save your scraps because look how much cuteness can come out of it!!