On June 21st my cousin gave birth to this little cutie:
For months I've been planning on making her a quilt, but I just can't seem to get going on that project. In the meantime, I decided to make her a dress. Since this is my first attempt at making something so small, I decided to go with an "easy" pattern - McCall's 6015:
Here's my version:
It's not perfect, but it's pretty good if I say so myself. :)
I completely enclosed the zipper...the pattern only has it enclosed on the bodice.
I also added a lace overlay to make it dressier.
Originally, I planned to use this as the overlay:
..but it was just too bulky to work with.
I went back to the fabric store and got this:
...which was much much easier to work with.
I also made bias tape out of the fabric remnants to enclose the raw edges of the lace:
Now I'm just waiting on my cousin to send me the baby's measurements so I can make the panty. In the meantime, I guess I'll get back to the quilt...
I finally made the matching panties: