Baby Party Dress with Riley Blake Designs

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We’ve recently joined the Riley Blake Designs Project Design Team and this is the first project I made for their blog. A few months ago we added a little dolly to our family! It has been fun to have a baby girl to dress up after the jeans of tees 2 boys. I fell in love with the colors of the Millie’s Closet line, with the very girly red with purses and the coordinating blue. It had something to make each of my kids happy! Finding a baby dress pattern that was what I wanted was a lot harder than I had expected, even after sifting through my mom’s pattern collection. What I learned was there aren’t many dress pattern written for itty bitties, so my mom helped me piece together a few patterns.  Sew Much Ado’s infant peasant dress pattern was used as a starting point and a yoke was added to accommodate the top ruffle. I love this [Read More…]

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Baby Blessing Dress and Birth Announcement

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After two boys, I had pretty much convinced myself that we would only have boys. But in May we welcomed a little girl to our family! She is the most precious thing and is absolutely the world’s best baby. I’m not kidding about that, she really is! In the LDS church infants are given a name and a blessing by a worthy Priesthood holder. I knew I wanted her dress to be special for the occasion, and spent a lot of time wondering what to do. Finally, I decided I would make it and that ruffle fabric would make the perfect dress. A quick search on Pinterest for “ruffled blessing dress” led me to this one from Sew Much Ado. It was perfect, simple and super cute. I used her ruffle diaper cover too! Luckily, my mom was in town to help me with it–so it went together pretty fast with her on the serger and me on the sewing [Read More…]

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