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In the Pink (and Green)

Posted on: 30 June, 09

Baby sewing is my favorite sewing.  Baby girl sewing is even better. This recipient of this gift is due to make her grand arrival any minute.  The pattern is Design #1 from the 03/07 issue of Ottobre Design.  The fabric is a calico that has been in my stash for many years. 

I followed the pattern with the exception of the sleeves.  I added a small inverted pleat so the sleeve would not be so wide.  Bias tape was used to bind the neck edge, hem and sleeves.  It adds a bit of color and gives a nice, clean finish. 

My original plan for the center front embellishment was three small ribbon roses.  I thought I had some pale pink ones in my stash, but no.  I debated what to do instead.  Running to the store was not an option.  Instead, I used a decorative stitch on bias tape.  It is simpler, but I like it better than the ribbon roses.  It will less bulky, and therefore, more comfortable than the ribbons roses.  Better for baby is always better.  I also made the matching bloomers for a complete look. 

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5 Responses to "In the Pink (and Green)"

How sweet! And I think the embroidered ribbon was an upgrade over the ribbon roses — I like it much better.

Sweet little dress. I’m sure the mommie of the little one will be delighted!

You make the cutest baby clothes! This one is just TOO sweet!

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Precious little dress. I may have to make this one too. My son and DDL find out today if they are having a boy or girl. Little girls are much more fun to sew for so I hopeing for a girl.

Gotta love Ottobre and you are the best at tweaking the designs! Really cute!

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