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 My little baby, who is actually quite not that little anymore had a birthday last week. It was her first birthday, so of course, I couldn't in good faith call my self a seamstress and not make my only baby girl a dress... I will say that I will not ever wait until the night of ones birthday to produce a garment, EVER again! I was torn between dresses, didn't know if I wanted to use a tulle underskirt; I was just all over the place. However, I ended going with M5791, a basic bodice with the gathered skirt. I made view "B" in a size medium. I didn't use the instructions, because I knew I wanted to add tulle, and an invisible zipper..
 
 
  I love that a full lining is included with this dress, but I wanted to a add a layer of tulle to the skirt, which was a last minute decision, but I love it! I had never sewn with tulle before, so I was a bit worried that I would screw something up, but I didn't, whew! I sewed (basted) the tulle directly to the fashion fabric ( skirt), so basically I had three skirts: The fashion fabric, the tulle, and the lining skirt, everything else was pretty much straight forward.
 
Do you know how difficult it was to get these shots without her
pulling off her bow, LOL...
 
  I  used a cotton sateen fabric that has been in my stash for quite some time now, and it had been sitting there because I didn't have a vision for it; until I had my baby girl..  I'm so glad to have saved this fabric for just the perfect project..  For the lining fabric I used a rayon- bemberg, which so happens to be one of my favorites in terms of lining fabric. It's really not much to say about this pattern,  other than it comes together beautifully!


*Here's a clearer shot of the dress*

Just a few pics of the lining, inside shot of the tulle before the skirt lining had been
made... *I forgot to get pic of the invisible zipper*  I'm much
too lazy to take a picture of the back..
 
 

 
  I haven't sewn this week so far; however, I am in the process of gathering patterns and fabric for the up-coming fall season.. Is anyone else switching gears to fall? I would love to hear your plans!

                                      ~ Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!

Comments

  1. Love the dress and she is absolutely beautiful! As fas as fall - I live in Chicago-Home of the constant Polar Vortex and we don't want any fall or winter nothing!!!!! Not yet at least - let the halter sewing continue!!!!! LOL!!!

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    1. Thanks Carol! I'm originally from Chi-town, then migrated to Florida; so I know all about those brutal winters lol, and know what you mean about wanting summer to last..

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    2. When winter get's her "Candice - I'm comin ta join ya honey!" In my Fred Sanford voice!! LOL!!!

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  2. adorable and so is her birthday dress. Happy Belated Birthday little Momma.

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  3. What a beautiful little lady and a gorgeous dress.

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  4. Ohhhhhh, how beautiful and the dress is just perfect.

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  5. She's a cutie, Candice. Wow, has it been a year already?!

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    1. Thanks L! Yes, the year has flown by, my baby girl is a year already!

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  6. Happy birthday little one!! She looks beautiful in her designer clothing!!

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  7. OMGoodness Candice...a real life doll baby! She's a cutie! Love the dress too, it has some nice "lines"! Perfect for a first birthday! You go Mom!

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  8. Super cute baby and dress. Happy first birthday!

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  9. So very very cute and the dress adorable. If I did not already have a few I would be wanting for more:-) Not sewing for fall yet - still hoping summer will last and last and last

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  10. Wow, you did an amazing job with the dress. Your baby is so cute.

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  11. That is the cutest! If you ever get a photo of her where you can see more of the dress, let us know, ok?

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    1. Thank you so much, and I sure will!

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  12. The dress is just beautiful but your daughter is even more beautiful than the dress! Well done mom!

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