I love patterns! They are a great starting point for creativity. I had a little newborn girl to sew for so of course I made her a dress. And in true pleat week fashion, I added pleats! I started with a simple baby dress pattern:
pattern: Simplicity 2900
hack: add sleeves and pleated front feature, lower necklace. Make facings.
When I traced my patterns onto pattern paper, I omitted the extra part on the top of each shoulder seam for a folded over element. Instead, I made it a normal seam. I also lowered the necklines and added a button closure to the back.
Pleat front feature:
The front is just folded over fabric, with knife pleats facing upwards (which I realize now may act as an unwanted crumb catcher, oops!). The pleats open up and get bigger towards the bottom. Like a pyramid. People call these ruffles in blogland. They are most definitely pleats. Sometimes pleats look like ruffles.
For the sleeves, I used the existing sleeve for style A, but took out most of the “puff” and added a single pleat instead.
The end. Doesn’t look anything like the pattern. So we’ll declare this pattern: hacked!
So cute! And jealous that you found a girl to sew for :)
This is so cute!! I love the print!
fabulous! I love the fabric, too. What line is it from?
how about a tutorial on that adorable dresS/???
Hacking pattern’s is right up your ally! You rocked it with this little number….Loving the fabric choices Kate.
This is just darling cute :) I want so much to try to sew a dress for my niece, she’s 6 months old, but I haven’t yet dared to!! Too intimidated!!! I love the fabric you chose :) and the fact that it’s not PINK!!!! and tooooo girly :)
Lovely! Great fabric choice too!
Amy @ dwell in the season
So cute! I love this fabric too – I made a skirt and camera bag out of it!
this dress is adorable and I think what also makes it so cute is your choice of fabric, loving the mustard and gray