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Two Tiny Baby Dresses

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My friend had a baby girl, and if there’s anything I like to sew, it’s baby gifts. I think it’s mostly because it’s what I started sewing – things for my girls. But also, what’s not to love about tiny baby dresses. It’s the quintessential item to sew isn’t it? If you haven’t made one of Rae’s tiny Geranium dresses, quick, go sew one right now and find the nearest baby girl.

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I don’t think anything is more satisfying than sewing a baby dress. The tricky part was picking out fabrics. I could not stop pulling all the cute fabrics from my stash. It’s hard because, honestly, this dress looks amazing in whatever fabric you choose. I made this gingham one for my niece and almost would have remade it again, until I pulled these beautiful florals from the stash. The tiny floral is a lawn from Robert Kaufman (London Calling 6 – Americana) that I picked up at Olive Juice Quilts, my local quilt shop. I had originally bought it for making pillow cases for Natalie’s room, but after pulling it out I knew it had to become a dress. The other is a super sweet print from Sarah Golden’s most recent collection, Around Town.

Two Tiny Baby Dresses - Noodlehead

Two Tiny Baby Dresses - Noodlehead

I did use snaps after seeing my friend Holly use them on her Geranium. And I think they look really great! I actually miss having Hancock Fabrics, it’s where I got all my buttons from. Joann’s doesn’t seem to have as good of a selection unfortunately. I did check my local quilt shop. I guess I miss the simple metal ones I used to get. If you have any great button sources let me know, okay?

Two Tiny Baby Dresses - Noodlehead

It’s funny how tiny they look, yet, it might be a couple weeks before the dresses fit this sweet baby girl. But I’m so glad I got to make them and can’t wait to see her wear them.

Two Tiny Baby Dresses - Noodlehead

Pattern: Tiny Geranium Dress by Made by Rae (this is the newborn 0-3 size which is free on her website, but she has the pattern for all the sizes up to 12 years!)
Fabrics: London Calling by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Dandelions Around Town by Sarah Golden for Andover Fabrics

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Couldn’t help but include this shot of my coneflowers!

12 thoughts on “Two Tiny Baby Dresses

  1. momtaxijulie says:

    I love sewing little girls dresses! I’ve become a button hoarder after using them on mug cozies. I have picked up a lot from destashing groups, ebay and even antiquing 🙂

  2. aquilterstable says:

    Absolutely darling! We have a new baby girl joining our family soon, so I’m thinking I might should try this pattern! When you use lawn for the main fabric, do you use quilter’s cotton for the lining or ??

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Oh that’ll be fun! I used a quilter’s cotton for the lining on one and a Robert Kaufman gingham on the other (which is super soft).

  3. Sandra Woods says:

    Sweet dresses. With a cardigan or a T underneath, and tights, this dress could be worn for sometime, or at least until it’s too small.

  4. What beautiful little dresses! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. shemann says:

    such sweet dresses, I have been trying to purchase the dandelion fabric. I love designer fabrics but when it takes an hour searching, I wind up frustrated and do not want to purchase anything that is so difficult to track down. I live in the country without a fabric store nearby. I just wish designers would say, you can buy it here. Sorry but I’m frustrated.

    1. Linda says:

      Hawthorne threads has the dandelion print . I have to order on line also, this fabric company ships fast .

    2. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Susan,
      Yes, it’s hard and frustrating, especially with having people in so many different countries. Some fabric manufacturers have search boxes on their sites to help you locate what shops nearest you might have that particular fabric. I usually google the name of the fabric using the designer’s name and the manufacturer until I find a shop.

  6. Sandra E Petersen says:

    I just finished making the The Geranium Dress by Made by Rae, and it is adorable!! It was super easy and fit my granddaughter perfectly! It was my first try and I’m looking forward to making more.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      oh that sounds lovely!

  7. chrisknits says:

    Adorable! And I have a neighbor getting ready to pop, so off to pull some fabric! And perfect, I already have KAMsnaps to use for closures. No buttonholes!! Yours are just as sweet as can be.

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