Just a little project I made for fun--a modern baby dress:
I haven't made as much in the way of baby clothes as I intended to--I've been a little busier than expected. Imagine that. But I had the itch and a drawer full of fabric, so I decided to give it a go.
The pattern was drafted from one of E's jumpers--I traced and tweaked.
The fabric was some blue silk charmeuse that I'd dyed and prepped to make a Roaring Twenties dress for a Bootlegger's Ball last winter. By the time I was ready to make the dress I was pregnant and exhausted and not going to the party because of the two aforementioned.
Who makes baby clothes out of silk, anyway? Yeah, seems like a poor idea from the washability standpoint, but it was what I had on hand that wasn't heavy wool or something equally unsuitable.
I lined the interior of the bodice with linen and added a band to the skirt of the same material to give the dress some oomph and support:
And added a silk organza pouf for funsies:
It's a touch small for my dress form, but still too big for E:
Maybe a New Year's Eve dress? For someone who will be in bed well before midnight?