Special dress for the special girl

We have a special occasion in our extended family – we have just welcomed a new baby girl born to my sister in law, so my husband has just become an uncle and our sons will now have a cousin! The little baby girl is now one month old and we have just visited her for the fist time. It is a tradition in our country to bring something special to the new baby while visiting for the first time. I decided to sew a dress, and indeed it is quite a special dress.

In preparation for this project I purchased McCall’s pattern M 6015 designed for toddlers. I chose to make it in Medium size that should work just fine next summer when she is 9 months old. I also made a nice matching headband with a little poppy bow.

Have never sewed anything that small, however, it was a truly lovely project as I was thinking about this special new person who has just arrived into the large and interesting world.

What made the dress special were fabrics and notions that I used. We bought this lovely poppy fabric in Germany, while visiting probably the most decorated and beautiful small town situated along the so-called Romantic road in Bavaria – Rothenburg ob der Tauber. I felt that it would work very nicely for this small dress. The trimming comes from my mom’s stash and dates back to her youth. And the lining is white cotton that little girl’s great grandpa had bought many many years ago and which I got from my mother in law more than a decade ago when our first son had just been born.

Lots of memories and few pieces of memorabilia went into this dress. I truly hope that it fits our new niece next summer and that she enjoys the dress then as much as I enjoyed sewing it.

Let’s all stay healthy!

~Giedre~

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