a pretty cool life.: A first Christmas dress

Friday, November 18, 2011

A first Christmas dress


I finished Baby Sister's Christmas jumper just in time for pictures.

She looked adorable.  Her attitude?  Not so much.

We'll try again in a couple weeks.  Otherwise, Grandma's getting a Christmas card with a screaming baby on it. ;) Too bad I can't bribe her with a Happy Meal like I do to her brothers.


And now, a little pattern review:

I mentioned I planned to use Amy Butler's comfy jumper dress pattern from her Little Stitches book. Typically, I love her patterns, and I've had really good results from everything else I've made.

Sewing the dress was easy.  But after re-reading the instructions a few times, I decided to just forget them and construct the dress the way that made better sense to me.  I skipped the band, the elastic, as well as the slit in the front.  I'm not sure of the point of the slit on a dress for an infant...I always envision jumpers being worn over a long sleeve top.

Now that I struggled through it one time, I think I could make another much faster and much simpler.  Tell me...have you tried this pattern?  Do you like it?  Have any other jumper patterns you love that I should try?

And after a quick Google search to see if I was reading too much into it and making things harder than they should be, I found this.  I'm glad I'm not alone on my feelings on this pattern!  (And seriously, could her baby be any cuter?)


xoxo

10 comments:

  1. It is beautiful. Picture outfits should be unfussy so as to highlight the faces. I hope you end up getting a good face out of her!

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  2. All I can say, is you are just a phenomenal woman! The jumper looks so beautiful and perfect!!

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  3. I need that fabric for some little girl holiday tunics. My Joann's has nothing!!! Where did you get it?

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  4. That is so cute!! :) I love your blog! :) I became a follower! :) Erin

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  5. when you wear it...?

    http://idiotsandgenious.blogspot.com

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  6. The dress looks lovely! Did you have any fit issues with the dress because you chose not to use the front slit? I'm almost done with two 6-9 month jumpers and I chose not to use the slit. However, the neckline looks pretty small to me... I've giving the jumpers as a gift and so I don't have a little model to try them out on!

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