Monday, February 4, 2013

Ava's First "Momma-made" Dress!

Looking for a project that I could take on to keep Ava and I inside during our pre-surgery "quarantine", I began digging through my old pins. Lo and behold I found this Reversible Criss-Cross Pinafore that is just too cute. It's a cute little dress that can be worn alone, or layered with a onesie or a cute diaper cover. It's supposed to be a good beginner sewing project. Honestly, I agree! This was a good challenge, but not too hard. My biggest obstacle was my own lack of planning....which means I ran out of white thread, and had to finish this off with orange thread (all on inside seams so not visible) and clear thread.

The original pattern (which is free!) is for a 6-12 month size. I wanted this to be big enough to grow into this summer, so I added 2 inches to the bottom hem. The result is definitely a dress which is bigger on Ava right now, but has room to grow!

Please look past the wrinkles!

I am pretty pleased with the results of this dress, as long as you don't look to closely at my stitching! I've already purchased more fabric to make another one. I found fun mermaid and rickrack-y fabric! Very colorful. I'll be working on making the shoulders slimmer next time.  Oh ya, I also bought more white thread. :)


  1. Very jealous! Both my grandma's are excellent seamstresses, but terrible sewing teachers. I'd love for them to teach me but they just get frustrated and quit and do it themselves. Maybe I'm a bad student?

    1. I wish I'd have learned more from my grandmother too. I'm now on a "learn as you go" (and have time) adventure.

  2. Cute!!! This is the exact same dress I have the pattern for... This pattern is 90% easier. Cannot wait to try it!