Hi! It is so nice to meet you. I am April from Dandelions ‘n’ Dungarees, and I have one thing to say–I love sewing baby clothes, almost as much as I love babies. I remember when my own babies were small how much fun it was to make those tiny little baby clothes. For our newlywed budget, sewing was a huge help. I would collect fabric from yard sales, thrift stores, family members, upcycles, et cetera, and once I had purchased the pattern, it was like dressing those babies for free! I really like FREE.
Now I love to sew baby clothes for my grandbabies. We are so excited to get a new granddaughter in August. She is in the inspiration for this outfit.
Things I like about this outfit:
The pattern is FREE (Size 3M)–Did I mention I like FREE?
It takes very little fabric–it’s a great scrap buster.
It is easy to change the look depending on the fabrics used.
You can use buttons or snaps on the shoulders.
The matching diaper cover takes 30 minutes–tops!
You can leave off the ruffle and the dress becomes a shirt.
You get the idea. you can find the pattern here.
One thing the pattern doesn’t cover is how to make this cute little yo-yo rosette flower.
So here we go….
Cut a strip of fabric 1 1/2″ wide by 9″ long.
Seam the short edge together so that you form a tube.
Fold the tube in half, matching raw edges. Press well. The seam should be enclosed.
Sew rick rack or ribbon trim around the edge of the tube. Make sure you overlap the edges on the back of the yoyo. Trim the edges and then add some fray check to where they overlap.
With a hand sewing needle and a double strand of thread, sew a running stitch 1/4″ from the raw edge, starting and ending at the seam.
Pull the thread tight so that the hole in the center of the fabric loop closes. Knot the thread.
Sew the sides the yo yo together from one edge to the other, making sure you close the center of the hole.
Position the yoyo on your garment and place a button in the center. Sew the button on very securely through the yoyo and the the garment. I use a sewing machine as we wouldn’t want to chance Baby pulling it off. You can also use a snap.
If you want to use the yoyo for a hair bow, you could sew a piece of felt to the back of the yo-yo and then attach the button. Then you could glue or sew it to a headband.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy making your free sundress and diaper cover (size 0-3 months).