I wanted to share my first baby dress using an industrial pattern. I used Simplicity's New Look Pattern for Baby's in E6793 in sizes Newborn through Large. I made a size small dress . I was afraid that the pattern for a newborn would be too small since I don't know just how big my baby will be and I would rather wait for my baby to fit into the dress than not fit at all.
|Prepping pattern pieces for cutting|
|Zig Zag stitch on applique's|
Being a beginner at sewing using industrial patterns I must admit it got quite confusing at times. Some of the directions didn't make sense at all and on more than one occassion I ended up sewing things wrong. Lucky for me, sewing is similiar to painting...you can always cover up your mistakes with new paint OR in the case of sewing...grab a seam ripper and pick up where you last messed up. I ended up ripping things apart just to start over again plenty of times but from each mistake came a new lesson and a new experience. Through my mistakes I've learned to read the pattern differently or should I say correctly. Someone didn't just come up with the expression "practice makes perfect" for no reason! It's really true.
We were at Walmart on Friday and while I was looking for a few items, Vic and my niece came across these baby shoes.
|Baby Shoes to Match :)|
A perfect match for the dress I was currently working on :) I just hope they both fit at the same time hehe.
|Mom tied the bows - she's the expert!|
Now that I got one design out of the way, I'm working on my next project. Views C & D, the baby pants and top. So far I've got the fabric cut out for the baby pants. I started sewing the seams last night but already came across my first mistake. The baby pants only have like 5 steps to make and I'm already stuck at one! Oh well, nothing a nice lil seam ripper can't fix! Because I already made the baby dress, I'm assuming the top will be pie to make but who knows! We'll see how well that goes.
|Working on next project: View D: Baby Pants!|
|Pinned pattern pieces to fabric|