My hubby called me last week and said that they had all donated some money and asked me if I would mind buying some baby clothes for a guy at work that just had a baby. Heck Yeah! I got to buy baby clothes AND spend other people's money! I bought a couple of outfits and then I remembered that I had started a dress for my niece last spring. It was right before we moved, and I never finished it (and now it wouldn't fit her). I actually made my kid a dress with the same pattern (Butterick 3404) when she was little. I love how the skirt is made up of "petals". It looks like a little fairy dress to me.
This pic helps you see the "petals" a little better.
I also made her a pair of matching hot pink satin bloomers-
and a ridiculously large flower for her head.
I was having so much fun I decided to make bows for each of the outfits that I bought. Click under the picture for a link to how to make them.
I'm sure there's lots of tutorials for these. I just wrapped the fabric around a pipe cleaner. Then I twisted it into a rose shape. I hot-glued 3 pieces of folded satin ribbon to the back for leaves. Then I hot-glued a felt circle and a clip on the back.
I think I need a baby girl of my own :)
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