Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sewing for Baby: The Reversible Wrap Dress

I have three more weeks of work, and then up to four weeks of dedicated sewing time until my daughter's arrival. Today I'm sharing the second dress I've made for her so far.

I used a free pattern I found on Pinterest by The Crafty Cupboard, a simple Reversible Wrap Dress. I picked up a yard of this lovely dark green print that reminds me of a fresh meadow (and, would you look at that, it's called Floral Meadow). It's from the Storybook Lane line by Ann Kelle, and I've been waiting for the right project to cut into it for.

I debated which print to use for the side B and turned to Instagram for advice. These were my choices. I ruled out the Tula print quickly, but flip-flopped between the diamonds and scallops...
So instead of making a decision, I headed to Mokuba to pick up some lace for the edging and ribbon to tie the wrap. If you've never been to Mokuba, you have to check it out next time you're in Toronto. It's ribbon heaven.  The pattern calls for ric-rac, but I've never been a huge fan and thought lace would be be prettier. I was right!
This is why I learned to sew; so I could make adorable, itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, sweet little dresses!


  1. So cute Lisa! I just picked up a new sewing machine and am looking for great baby girl patterns. May give this one a go. Where did you buy the fabrics?

  2. That is Adorable! The lace is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing it with me!

  3. Man, it's like two dresses in one. We could have two baby girls! One of them could wear the dress with the meadow side out and we could name her Meadow. The other one could wear it with the scallop side out and we could name her Scallop.

  4. Absolutely love this little dress - so practical but pretty at the same time. My advice... stick with this one and make a few more in different sizes - perfect for adding tights/leggings underneath when it gets cooler, and those t-shirts with the domed crotch - ahh, all those happy memories!

  5. You are going to have the best dressed little girl!! I love this. It's adorable =D I like the lace at the bottom too!!