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My little princess first dress made by mommy! S1701

Simplicity 1701
   I didn't quite make the deadline on making myself something for Mother's day; however, I was able to finish up my little girls first dress made by mommy *tear*, lol! It's those darn pregnancy hormones, I tell ya! Okay this dress was a dream to sew, minus how the instructions instruct you to sew the lining into the bodice; for me that equaled a hot mess, sorry no beuno! So, I had to ignore their instructions and just lined the dress as I line most of my bodices and so forth..
Fully lined Bemberg Rayon...And pay no mind to my ironing board cover, I just
can't be bothered right now to replace it, lol!

   The fabric is a cotton sateen, a left over remnant from a skirt I made two years ago S2451. So this dress was practically little to no cost, except for the purchase of lining and the ribbon, which cost little to nothing.. Did I say how much I enjoyed making this dress? Like seriously, I truly enjoyed making this dress. The pattern only calls for the bodice to be lined, but I wanted to line the skirt portion as well.. I also added an invisible zipper in place of the lapped zipper, just my personal preference. However, on the next dress, yes there will be plenty more, lol! I plan to add button placket in the back.

Invisible zipper! That zipper is truly amazing! Yes, I toot my own horn from time to time


   I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's day! I know I sure did! Well, that's all for me ladies enjoy the rest of your day! Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!


  1. Happy Mother's Day! What a pretty little dress. That's the good thing about sewing, you don't have to follow the instructions to get the results you're looking for!

  2. What a great dress for a lucky young lady. I think the fabric is just wonderful worked up liked this for a child. Great job!

  3. Happy Mother's Day Candice! That little dress is absolutely too cute.

    1. Happy Mother's Day to you as well Faye! And thank you..

  4. This dress is so cute! And you have every reason to be proud of that zipper - it's perfectly done :0)
    Love your style and your pattern choices.
    All the best to you and your family. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

  5. This dressed turned out BEAUTIFUL! Your little girl is going to be A.DORABLE!
    Great job!

  6. Such a cute dress! Happy mother's day!

  7. I love kids clothes, so cute!! The fabric is so pretty <3

  8. So adorable and looking forward to more precious garments.


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