I have a few baby gifts to make this week.
And so, for my artist sister (and her little girl Anna), I made:
Inspired by a gray/white heart dress at Go Gently Baby, I knew the dress style was something I wanted to create. In fact, it’s such a wonderful shape you can make many variations on it.
I wanted a simple image for the front and when I found this brown men’s Tee from the thrift store, it needed some yellow on the front.
Andy Warhol’s famous Velvet Underground album cover art seemed the perfect compliment.
I used the image to create a freezer paper stencil for the front. I really wish I’d put the Andy Warhol signature on there but the typeface was hard to do (and maybe he doesn’t want his name on my dress, you know, speaking from the grave)
When the dress was done, I loved the result! Especially since I had my fingers crossed hoping it would fit on my little model. And it worked out perfectly. What a Warhol doll.
To go along with the dress I made a simple diaper cover. So very easy to make and such a great compliment to a baby outfit. It’s been on my list of “tutorials to make” for a while now. I’m getting there!
And though I’ve never been a fan of over-sized accessories on tiny heads, I do love simple headbands.
Another easy thing to make. I’ll have to work on directions for that as well. Baby gifts are best when it’s a full ensemble. And a bit miss-matched as well.
The dress construction is fairly straight forward. You make it from a man’s T-shirt, using the hem of the shirt for the hem of your dress. The neckline is gathered, with a simple yoke that’s feminine and ties in a bow at the side.
oh, those eyes!
The dress is short enough for sitting or crawling. But it’s even cuter when a wobbly 9-month-old tries her best to stand in it.
The FREE Pattern for this dress is available HERE.
I hoped to have it ready today. But a fun weekend got in the way.
and photos of this darling thing were just too cute to sit on.
Happy Monday to you!