If you follow us on Instagram, or have visited the store recently you may have noticed a new project we've been very excited about! For the last few weeks we've been working on these baby dresses that combine simple hand sewing techniques with basic crochet stitches. The results are adorable, and so easy to make. They're a great way to feature a really beautiful print in a cotton lawn fabric from designers like Heather Ross, Liberty Fabrics and Lizzy House, and are a quick and easy way to gift something special for the beautiful baby girl in your life. As you can see, we've already made a whole closet of them for our little girl!
Lovely floral blooms and tiny colourful snails cover this dress, sewn with Wildflowers from the Sleeping Porch collection by Heather Ross.
The skirt is wide enough to hide a pair of shorts or a diaper so they're great for playtime, but look sweet enough for a visit to grandma's. We've brought our girl to playdates in her dresses and she loves showing them off. We really love it's classic shape because you can really change up the look depending on which yarn and fabric you choose. We're picturing it in all white as the perfect flower girl dress for a summer wedding, or with a gingham skirt for an adorable first day of preschool outfit.
Yoke crocheted with Shibui Staccato in Velvet and skirt in the colourful Liberty Tana Lawn Posy Landscape. We love the contrast of the smooth cotton lawn with the soft lacy crochet yoke. you want to go as soft as possible for the yarn because it will be against such delicate skin.
Response in store to these little dresses have been so positive in store, that we've decided to share the process with our customers! We're excited to announce a brand new class that offers step-by-step instruction on how to hand sew these little dresses. The class does require students know basic crochet techniques, but no hand sewing knowledge is required! It's also a great class for learning the foundations of hand sewing, a craft that has endless possibilities. The best part is, we'll teach you how to customize the size of your dress, and the required materials will make a dress to fit up to a 2 year old. Don't worry about measurements, just bring in a dress that fits your baby girl and we'll help you size her new dress. Picturing the dress on someone a little older? No worries, you'll just require extra fabric.
This delicate paisley is Liberty Fabric's Lana Lawn in Marky.
We'll help you select all the necessary materials, which include a skein of lace weight yarn, crochet hook, 1/2 yard fabric from Heather Ross or Liberty Fabrics, hand sewing needle, Mokuba ribbons for finishing, and hand sewing Aerofil thread. We have a nearly endless selection of darling fabrics to choose from, so arrive early to make your choice!
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