Well on the 17th my niece Sami celebrated her 1st b-day! Of course I put it off until the very last minute (well few hours) but the dress was easy to make & turned out super cute.
The pattern is the ‘Miss Madeline‘ in sizes 6m-4 (also comes in 5-10) from YouCanMakeThis. I made this dress in the smallest size, 6-12m. I have to say that the sizing in the title is slightly miss leading because when I think 6m I think 3-6m & 6m, not 6-12m which fits more like 12m. I’m not sure if it possibly runs big because the size 6-12m fits like 12m… but there is a size 1 too that is bigger, maybe more like 18m? I will be making a size 4 soon so I will be able to share the fit on the larger sizes later. I wish for the price it included a few more sizes.
Luckily my niece is wearing 6-12m/12m anyways! The pattern went together pretty easy & rather fast. I think I made the entire thing including cuting, ironing, sewing, elastic & all in less then 1 hour with an audience reminding me every 2 minutes that it is a pretty dress for baby Sami :).
2 things I noticed… the top neckline that you fold down 1/2″ wants to fold down more because of the way the pieces are cut. It easily all folded down 3/4″ (it was not wanting to do 1/2″) & looked fine. I also found the band for the base that you cut out was far to long. It said to fold the ends under 1/2″, but I did more then 1″ on each end to get it to fit! Next time I will actually do the whole band differently.
For the bottom of the dress I didn’t do it straight across like the patterns suggests, I shaped it more so it would hang nice & even around the seams. (only maybe 1/4″ difference, but I am just weird like that!)
That all being said It’s a great pattern for people of all sewing levels! I didn’t make it but it also includes a cute apron to make it an apron dress as well. Once you have made it there are lots of different mods to make a good variety of dresses & tops with it!
First off cousin Zander’s card :). Of all the cards she got this is the only one she looked at & it looked like she was trying SO hard to read it, SUPER cute!!!