Thursday, October 25, 2012

Simplicity 2459 - Brown polka dot baby dress


Here is a little dress for Rachel. She's 2. Trying to get a 2 year old to stand still so you can capture the different design elements of her new dress is hard.

First she wants to dance.


Then she wants to wander away.


She spots something on the ground that peeks her interest. Fine, maybe I'll get a good shot of the back this way.


Or not. Taking a picture of the back of something on a toddler is just about impossible.


Seriously.


Aaaand, I give up.

This dress is the combined effort of my mom (who was in town last week) and me. She did all the major sewing, I finished up the details. I've made this pattern before in overall form. This time around we made the small for the width and the biggest size for the length. It seemed a little short, so a solid band was added to the bottom. The fabrics are thin whale corduroy, both from JoAnn's.

30 comments:

  1. I love her outfit. She is so adorable.

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  2. Cute dresser, cuter baby! She really is growing up! Seems like only yesterday she arrived in this world. Love the polka dot fabric.

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  3. This is really cute. I've been meaning to make something out of corduroy for my younger daughter for some time. Why don't I get around to it?

    Oh, and I have HUNDREDS of photos like this of both my girls. I follow blogs where moms always get studio quality photos of their children. That just isn't happening with mine. Even with a good camera. :)

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  4. Oh she has grown and love the dress and dancing.

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  5. The dress is great, but oh my gosh THAT HAIR!! love it!

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  6. I cannot believe she is 2! She has adorable hair. Excellent joint effort on the dress.

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  7. A very cute dress and toddler! Definitely tricky taking toddler photos.

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  8. Seriously cute dress on a seriously cute girl! My little one is also two and it is pretty much impossible to take a still photo of her!

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  9. What a cute dress and a cutie wearing it.

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  10. OMG! She is getting so big! She is SO beautiful!
    Oh and the dress... I was supposed to be looking @ the dress :) The dress is adorable! I love the hem band.

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  11. Two!!! You were only pregnant yesterday. Amazing.

    Cute dress.

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  12. The dress is adorable and so is she! I agree with Myrna it does seem like just yesterday that you were pregnant.

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  13. WOW! What a CUTIE!!! Lovely dress :)

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  14. This is so sweet! I absolutely love it! How fun that you and your mom can sew together!

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  15. Your daughter is a doll. I love her hair. The jumper is very cute as well, but your kiddo, well, she steals the show :)

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  16. Your daughter is precious in her new outfit.

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  17. But I'd buy a pattern modeled by this little girl. So cute!

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  18. She such a sweet model. And cute.

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  19. What a cutie! Love the polka dots!! Looks like the jumper will carry your daughter through a growing spurt. Very cute

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  20. Your baby is so cute,as for the dress is adorable,nice colors

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  21. look at that hair! She is just adorable!

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  22. Awww... What a sweet heart!

    Re the blurry pictures - I could never snap my kids with a regular point-and-shoot, so I ended up getting a dSLR and speed light flash. No more vague form of kid whizzing past the frame.

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  23. Adorable little girl and the outfit too.. Love the photos of her.. She did a great job.

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  24. The dress is adorable! I wonder if you would consider adding the gadget to allow someone to subscribe via email? It surely makes it easier to follow when someone can't spend a lot of time at the computer. Thanks.

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  25. She is ADORABLE!!! I love that curly hair.

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  26. What an adorable little dress! How fun your mom and you worked on it together. I cannot believe Rachel is 2 already. She sure is a cutie pie! I love her curly hair.

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  27. ha ha I know your pain, but that cute little face makes it worth it right? Wait for another year and then she'll start pulling silly poses and faces and you'll be exasperated trying to get a natural smile....

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