April 4, 2012

Birthday Sailor Dress

Oh, how I love sailor dresses. No, not for me but for little cute girls (or not so cute). I've been meaning to make one for ages now but always had too many kids excuses. Then as I was browsing some sewing blogs I noticed that there is a thing going on with making birthday outfits. I loved the idea so much that I decided to make a birthday dress for my little K. The only problem was that I had three days to complete it. So I went right to work. Remembered about my dream of making a little sailor dress, found a pattern and cut into fabric I already had on hand. And that's what came out of it. Ottobre 2009-03

Pattern: Ottobre 2009-03 #15
Fabric: some calico cotton I had on hand

I had a little issue with buttons. I was short of one red button so substituted it with a white one. Also notice how bottom button is not spaced right. I got too excited about making buttonholes that I did not check the spacing before making the bottom one so it came out a little lower than supposed to be.

All in all it was an easy pattern + stash fabric = cute little sailor girl on her birthday. Happy Birthday, K!


  1. wow, so cute! I love sailor dresses on baby girls, too :)

  2. Oh my gosh - is that really Katelyn?? At first I thought it was an old picture of Alyssa. She looks so much like her. And her hair turned blond! I can't believe she is already a year old. Can't wait to see her and the rest of you in a few weeks!