Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tiny Dresses: A Figgy's Pattern, A McCall's Pattern

I finally ordered some knits from Girl Charlee a couple weeks back.  They have really reasonable priced half yard cuts that are exactly the right size (with a fair bit to spare) for toddler sized clothing!  These dresses are for my gorgeous newborn twin nieces in Austin.  The knit dress pattern is from Figgy's... I'm not sure it's even available anymore.  But the raglan tee is basically identical to this pattern from Sewing For Boys I used to make a refashioned Baltimore Orioles t-shirt for my sweet little guy... I used this Figgy's pattern to make these raglan tees for him and my nephew, too.  These chevron and striped dresses are size 18/24 months.  I can only imagine how many fluffy, matching and cute newborn dresses these little girls already have.  I thought I'd send along these hopefully wearable and easily washable goodies for their toddler days.  I had one baby boy and remember the MASSIVE amounts of tiny, sweet newborn things we got.

I have a fair amount of smaller bits of woven fabrics from previous garments so I really wanted to use some of on a couple other things for my lil' neices.  This pattern is a very basic a-line dress.  It's McCall's 6541.  Again they are 18/24 months and I purposely didn't make them match.  I kept them un-fussy, both are 100% cotton and easy to wash.  I used the red polka dot fabric here on one of my favorite ImageWear dresses.  The floral is a lightweight cotton voile from a Deer & Doe dress.

Thank the sewing gods for the button hole maker on my sewing machine!  I don't know if I've ever hand sew button holes... I guess I would if that was the only option.  These buttons are from my mixed up, huge vintage button collection.  Every single one of thee little dresses were a breeze to sew, each taking under and hour at the machine and serger. Now I think I should be making some goodies for my little guy again soon.  I think he wants a cape!


  1. I JUST put in an order at Girl Charlee yesterday. Such a great site! The yellow chevron dress is adorable, and seems sturdy enough to not be see-thru.

  2. Yeah, I wanted to buy $200 wortha stuff from them... it was hard to remove stuff from my basket but there was no way I could shell out that much $$ for fabric theses days!! The chevron fabric is pretty good... those would be good to layer with over knit pants. Now I am making a dress from a cotton spandex with a super cute vintage looking floral print from them.